Why would I want to destroy something I helped build?
It wasn't my intentions, my intentions were good

from Eminem – Like Toy Soldiers Lyrics on Rap Genius


Em realizes now that these ridiculous fights hurt hip-hop music in the long run. He wants to be known as a rapper who advanced the genre, not hindered or destroyed it.

This lyric may be a reference to Martika’s 1989 song, Toy Soldiers (which, obviously, this song Samples)…
The First Verse of that song begins with the following lyric:

“It wasn’t my intention to mislead you
It never should have been this way”.

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