Looked in the face of death and took its mask off

from Lil Wayne (Ft. Drake) – She Will Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Here, Wayne does something quite poetic: he personifies Death. So, he says he stared Death in the eye (wasn’t intimidated by Death) and took its mask off (revealed it as a phony).

He’s probably referring to the time he shot himself as a kid. Taking death’s mask off shows this incident is nothing compared to what the world sees daily.

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