Events recent that lit a fire under him like pots and pans
Lupe may be talking about how critics and fans may be writing him off and the “fire” is his inspiration to make another album so he could prove them wrong. This is a play on pots and pans. Because when you use pots and pans on a stove a fire burns under them. Lu is upset about all the issues with getting his album released, and this lit a fire in him to prove everyone wrong, prove to his haters that he did not sell out.
This is the challenger, it exploded. This line refers to the line above it with the space ships
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