POW POW POW POW!
Here Kendrick leaves us some good ole' hanging suspence. We dont know if little Johnny used a gun to kill someone or he got shot himself. He was only in 9th grade when the verse ended and Kendrick knew he was against the odds at 22, little Johnny was even younger than that, he may have been killed.
Either way Kendrick gives us the opprotunity to decide for ourselves what happened to Johnny, Life. Or Death.
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