You know what Billie Holiday said bay-bee
Hold on, and be strong
God bless the child that can hold his own

from 2Pac – Hold On Be Strong Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Reference to the Billie Holiday song “God Bless the Child”. However the line from the song he is quoting is incorrect. The Billie Holiday song says “God bless the child that’s got his own”

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