In the forthcoming issue of Vibe magazine, Eminem opens up about his drug addiction, including an overdose that nearly took his life: “My doctor told me the amount of methadone Iâ€™d taken was equivalent to shooting up four bags of heroin. Even when they told me I almost died, it didnâ€™t click.” With his new album, aptly titled Relapse, the rehabbed emcee tells the magazine he â€œwanted to make an overall statementâ€”Iâ€™m back.”
Rap was my drug. It used to get me high and then it stopped getting me high. Then I had to resort to other things to make me feel thatâ€¦now rapâ€™s getting me high again.
But that newly found enthusiasm doesn’t mean Eminem is over his demons. In a departure from the jovial “We Made Youâ€ video, Eminem’s latest video release, “3 A.M.”, is a dark murder fantasy in which he roams hospital hallways, dismembering patients and staff, fueled by bloody handfuls of pills, the sort he hasn’t touched in a year.
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