When my niggas carrying toys like they don't wanna grow up

from J. Cole – The Last Stretch Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

J. Cole’s acquaintances carry ‘toys’, which is a colloquial term for guns. This is a possible double entendre, the two interpretations are…

  1. They carry around ‘toys’ in a similar manner to a child would be attached to a toy — hence they do not want to grow up.

  2. They carry around guns like they don’t want to live any longer — in allusion to the ‘'live by the gun, die by the gun’‘ saying.

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