Cause I never knew I, knew I would get this big
I never knew I, knew I'd affect this kid
I never knew I'd, get him to slit his wrist
I never knew I'd, get him to hit this bitch
More of this is explained in ‘Sing for the moment’ but basically what he means is that when he signed with Dre he wouldn’t provoke so much of a reaction and action that people have taken. He’s affected a whole generation and he didn’t think it would happen.
He’s also being tongue-in-cheek. Throughout the song he talks about how everyone blames him for his inappropriate lyrics leading to messed up kids when there are way more other factors than just Eminem. He’s saying he didn’t know he could affect that kid that much with just his lyrics. Is Eminem so big in these kids lives that he alone is to blame for their problems?
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