20 Quick Eminem Facts That’ll Make You Lose Yourself

18 Mile

During the rap battle montages in 8 Mile, Eminem would mime to save his voice. However after one rapper got a particularly good audience reaction, he turned his mic on and improvised a verse in response rather than let himself be beaten.

2Eminem's school life

Eminem was so severely bullied in public school that his mother sued the local school board for "failing to sufficiently protect her child".

360 Minutes

When Eminem was interviewed on 60 Minutes, he showed Anderson Cooper how to rhyme the word "orange" by making it two syllables: "I put my orange four-inch door-hinge in storage and ate porridge with George."


Eminem created Slim Shady when D12 (short for the dirty dozen) was formed. It included 6 rappers and their 6 alter egos.

5Eminem's daughter

Eminem tried killing himself in 1997 after he was fired from his job and couldn't afford a gift for his daughter.

6Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran cites Eminem as one of his biggest musical influences.


Game considers Eminem to be "the most lyrically insane" hip-hop artist alive and when asked what he would do if Eminem started an industry beef with him he simply said, "Run."

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8Eminem's drug issues

Eminem once took so much Methadone, doctors informed him that he had taken the equivalent of four bags of heroin, and was "about two hours from dying."


Eminem was offered the lead role in the 2013 sci-fi movie, Elysium. He was interested but he turned it down due to one major condition not being met: Elysium would have to be shot in his hometown, Detroit.

10Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre didn't know Eminem was white when he decided to work with him.


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