Eminem believes hip-hop “saved his life”

eminemEminem believes hip-hop “saved his life” because he knew he was good at it.

 

The 41-year-old rapper claims his musical talent stopped him from destroying his life because he knew he was good at it, which gave him an incentive to pursue it as a career and make a name for himself.

 

He said: “Hip-hop saved my life, man. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been even decent at. I don’t know how to do anything else. I think they have a word for that — what do they call it? Idiot savant?”

 

However, the ‘Berzerk’ star – who was hospitalised in 2007 after a suspected methadone overdose – admits he’s fallen off the bandwagon a number of times, which could have ended his career.

 

Speaking to Rolling Stones magazine, he explained: “I relapsed on drugs. It was a little creepy. I certainly had some dark times with that s***, mostly due to taking a lot of pills and f****** drooling on myself. It was a s***** time.

 

“I know I probably shaved a few years off my life.”

 

Eminem recently admitted he is unsure of what to expect from the future, but knows he’ll never quit music completely.

 

He said earlier this week: “I don’t know what the plan is for the near future but I do know there’ll be other things coming up, other projects things like that that I’ll probably get into working on. I always write and I probably always will.

 

“At whatever point I decide I’m probably going to put the mic down, whatever happens with that, I do feel I always want something to do with the music. So whether it’s producing or whatever ends up happening I just want something to do with it. Music is always going to be in my head along with myself that’s trapped in it.”

Connect with us

Latest Stories

Cash Money faces lawsuit over Drake albums

Aspire Music Group has launched a lawsuit against Cash Money Records over

Caitlyn Jenner wasn’t ‘comfortable’ having sex with Kris Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner admits she was "not entirely comfortable" having sex with

Top 10 weird things left behind in an Uber

A lobster has made the Top 10 weird things left behind in an Uber. The

Vin Diesel explains his love of social media

Hollywood star Vin Diesel believes social media has helped to change the

Hart the Band out to win Lady JayDee’s heart with new single Rosella

Following a hugely successful showing at 16th edition of The Koroga Festival;

Rock

Nothing But Thieves don’t want rock star image

Nothing But Thieves are keen to defeat the rock star image by carving

Kanye to be joined by Chris Martin, 2 Chainz at Glastonbury?

Kanye West will reportedly be joined by Chris Martin and 2 Chainz during

Florence + the Machine replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Florence + the Machine have replaced Foo Fighters as Friday's (26.06.15)

Blur’s Alex James loves ‘smoking hot’ Taylor Swift

Blur's Alex James thinks Taylor Swift is "smoking hot" and admits he has

Slipknot’s Mick Thomson stabbed in head by brother

Slipknot's Mick Thomson has been rushed to hospital after his brother

Hollywood

Vin Diesel explains his love of social media

Hollywood star Vin Diesel believes social media has helped to change the

Watch Leonardo Dicaprio’s “Before the Flood” Full Documentary

8months after winning his long-awaited Oscar honored for his work in The

Wolverine 3 named Logan

Hugh Jackman has shared a poster of the upcoming third Wolverine movie,

Ben Affleck’s Batman year and a half away

Ben Affleck’s standalone ‘Batman’ movie – which he writes, directs

Leonardo DiCaprio to give evidence in Wolf of Wall Street defamation case

Leonardo DiCaprio must give evidence in a 'Wolf of Wall Street' defamation