I was Scarface, Jay was Manolo

from Nas – Last Real Nigga Alive Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In the movie Scarface, Tony killed his best friend Manolo when he found out that Manolo was sleeping with his sister. Manolo was also softer and lacked the cojones that defined Tony

Nas is referring to Bring it on by Jay Z:

had to turn away when Tony killed Manolo

Nas flips the meaning of this line, which was 5 year old at that time.

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