You was holding the handgun, she was giving birth

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. Gunplay) – Cartoon & Cereal Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A sandbox is also, of course, where kids play. Kendrick draws attention here to how kids are thrust into an adult world too early — having to deal with violence (the handgun), teen pregnancy (the birth), and other ills. Also note the contrast between the gun which takes life and giving birth which gives life. .

Some have suggested that the “you” here is Kendrick’s father/incarcerated uncles and the “she” is his mother. The fact that they are in the sandbox with him suggests that they might be his peers. .

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