And not set off these

from Rick Ross (Ft. Andre 3000) – Sixteen Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The fame hits him, (through out the verse he is telling a story through his time before fame), thats why there is so much “before…before…before” in the earlier lines. In the previous line Andre is reminiscing about the times when these things did not happen. He tries not to set off people because they will try to ruin him. That’s the price of his then newly found fame.

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