When I say I'm taking a break, I'm taking a break from my music to go in the studio and produce my other artists and put their albums out,
There was a while when I was feeling like, 'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'.
They say music can alter moves and talk to you. Well can it load a gun up for you and cock it too WIll if it can and the next time you assault a dude, just tell the judge it was my fault...and I'll get sued
When I say I'll murder my baby's mother, maybe I wanted to, but I didn't. Anybody who takes it literally is ten times sicker than I am.
I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid?
I grew up listening to 2 Live Crew and N.W.A. and I never went out and shot nobody.
We've been waiting for the right moment to go on tour, and it all finally came together, ... We wanted to put together the best lineup we could. ... I'm always trying to top the last tour whenever I go out. I think we're really doing it this time.
If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.
The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway.
If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip
I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.
Look. I was pissed off That's all I could say. I really felt that I wanted to do that shit. At one point in time, I really wanted to do that shit. For real.
Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.
If I said in one of my songs that my English teacher wanted to have sex with me in junior high, all I'm saying, is that I'm not gay, you know People confuse the lyrics for me speaking my mind. I don't agree with that life style, but if that lifestyle is for you, then it's your business.
It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.
We just kept moving back and forth because my mother never had a job. We kept getting kicked out of every house we were in. I believe six months was the longest we ever lived in a house.
Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.
Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.
you're not really sure if he's really down or if he's trying to rape the culture. Not that I have a problem with him, because I'm a capitalist myself. But he's disingenuous, I think.
Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.
At this point, I'm like Come up with something new. I hate the same old questions. But it seems like white magazines such as Spin and Rolling Stone focus on my whiteness more than Black magazines
When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.
I don't think I take the beef as seriously as they do, because I don't consider them artists. They look at me as an artist. I think they get more uptight about it. I can look at them and laugh. They can't do anything to me. What can they do to me They have no credibility, no respect, no talent, they have nothing. All they can do is diss me vocally, they can't diss me lyrically. There's nothing they can do to me as far as the music goes. I don't take it as seriously as they do and I think that frustrates them. I think it's funny.
I need drama in my life to keep making music.
heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and anything I could get my hands on... At that point I had over eighteen million dollars in the bank, and I still couldn't find happiness in being rich or famous.
Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
I come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker.
I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't, then why would you say I am.
I'm gonna give you the world, I'm gonna buy a diamond ring for you, I'm gonna sing for you...I'll do all the things to see your smile
Two Against Nature.
I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
My thing is this; if I'm sick enough to think it, then I'm sick enough to say it.
I took a lot of them, I took a bunch of pain killers.
My family has never been there for me. They expect things because were blood.
I try not to look at it that way. Being white. I don't wake up every day and look in the mirror, 'Oh. I'm white'.
My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it's like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can't really speak on it, because I wasn't there. I don't feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.
It has to happen. There's probably somebody right now. We'll probably see someone on MTV news sometime soon 'Just signed.'
Somewhere deep down there's a decent man in me, he just can't be found.
My only scheme was to be a rapper.
I felt like it's my time to shine, I have to rip this. At that time, I felt that it was a life or death situation.
I have a lot of respect for him. He is the voice of a generation, whether you like it or not. He's very consistent and he's very smart.
These times are so hard, and they're getting even harder.
I expect nothing for the 100,000 a year, just peace of mind.
You can't control who likes you. If I got Backstreet Boy fans what am I supposed to do Turn them away Whoever likes my stuff, likes my stuff but just know Slim Shady is hip hop, I grew up on hip hop, it's the music I love and it's the music I respect. I respect the culture...that's me.
Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.
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