Rapper Eminem is back with a new autobiography "I never had a proper home"
He is the megastar rapper fond of showing his middle finger and wielding a chainsaw onstage: EMINEM!
That's the stage name of Marshall Bruce Mathers III (36), the white guy who became the biggest rapper of all time. His achievements include winning an Oscar for his music in the film ‘8 Mile’, three Grammys, his records going platinum 24 times and a total of 27 million albums sold.
Things have been a bit quite for him since 2006, but he has several projects on the go. His new album 'Relapse' should be released at the end of the year, while a song from it is already on the internet.
He has also published his autobiography recently – BILD pulled out the interesting bits...
…on his childhood:
“I never had a proper home. It’s not easy for kids to have to make new friends every couple of months. For me it was especially difficult because I was so quiet.”
…on his father, who left the family when Eminem was just three months old:
“I’m past the stage of wanting to know the guy. You have to be a particular kind of a**hole to abandon your kids.”
…on his love of rap:
“My uncle Ronnie introduced me to hip hop when I was 11, and I was into Michael Jackson. I spent a lot of time alone, and so hip hop became my girl, my confidant, my best friend.”
…on his stage names:
"Slim Shady is the guy who downs glasses of Bacardi. Eminem is the one who goes on stage sober. Slim Shady gets drunk and then looks for a fight. To be able to rap under the guise of someone else is really good."
… on his alleged hatred of homosexuality:
“I think it’s hard for people to understand that the word 'fag' for me doesn’t have anything to do with sexual preferences. As people became disgusted with me for using it, I used it all the more often, just to drive them crazy.”