3 shots couldn't touch me, thank God for that
A reference to a near-miss from his drug dealing days, which he also narrated to Oprah
Jay has a similar line on “Dead Presidents II” back in 1996…looks like he’s trying to get extra mileage out of that one incident
The line is a play on 2Pac’s boast in “Hit Em Up”:
5 shots couldn’t drop me, I took it and smiled
Considering that 2Pac eventually died of a gunshot, Jay-Z wishes to emphasize: gunfire is bad!
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