Quote: "Muhammad Ali has been a constant source of inspiration and a heroic figure throughout my life. He's always been there, as a symbol for fighting against the odds, the system and the hatred. It's hard to believe he's actually not with us anymore, but he will never be gone." Rapper Eminem adds his tribute to the late Muhammad Ali, following his death last week (03Jun16).
Fact: Rapper Eminem is celebrating the 17th anniversary of his hit sophomore album The Slim Shady LP by re-releasing it - on cassette tape. The hip-hop star announced his new plans for the 1999 project in a post on Instagram.com, showing nostalgic fans the tape in its finished packaging. He captioned it, "#SSLP Cassette re-issue coming soon."
Quote: "Whatever he was rapping about, it was urgent. If it was a sad song, it'd make you cry. But there were a lot of different sides to him: fed-up, angry, militant, having a good time. His spirit spoke to me because it was like you knew everything that he was going through, especially when he made Me Against the World. You just felt every aspect of his pain, every emotion: when he was happy, when he was sad. His ability to touch people's lives like that was incredible." Eminem reveals Tupac Shakur's influence on his own rap career as part of a tribute essay for Paper magazine.
Fact: Video footage has emerged showing Daniel Radcliffe rapping to Eminem's hit The Real Slim Shady during a karaoke night in Cameron's Pub in California. The Harry Potter star is joined onstage by his girlfriend Erin Darke, who dances and sings along to the chorus.
Quote: "I don’t particularly go on the Internet, because the experiences that I've had are not good. It’s not productive for me. Once I’m on the computer, it’s over, because I’m tempted to look at everything... (any you) end up wanting to fight someone, kill them, or kill yourself - usually all three at once.” Eminem isn't a fan of Google or any online search engines.
Quote: "I don't think it was ever anything that was disrespectful. I mean, maybe I said she could pee-pee on me, but I don't care who you are - that's funny regardless... But I've always respected Gwen Stefani. She's an incredible talent, but also her longevity is one of the reasons she was perfect for that song." Eminem insists he wasn't trying to be disrespectful when he suggested he'd like Stefani to urinate on him in the lyrics of his 2004 song A** Like That. Eminem and Stefani recently collaborated on Kings Never Die, a song from the Southpaw movie soundtrack.
Fact: Eminem will be former BBC DJ Zane Lowe's first guest when the Brit launches Apple Music's new radio station, Beats 1, on 30 June (15). Opening shows also include Elton John's Rocket Hour, during which the British rocker will chat to St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Hollywood eccentric Jaden Swith and Disclosure.
Quote: "The call came out of nowhere. I got on the phone and he said, 'Spike, I admire your work. Will you do this (video) for me?' and I said, 'Yeah! Let's do it!'... This (music video) was like a peace offering, so to drop it on Mother's Day was brilliance. They didn't tell me that (they were going to release it that day)." Famed director Spike Lee on directing Eminem's music video for his track Headlights, a short film which features the rapper apologising to his estranged mother after a lengthy feud.
Fact: Rapper Eminem has launched an auction on online bidding site eBay.com to benefit the Focus: Hope charity, which is based in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Titled Eminem for Hope, items up for sale include rare Casio G-Shock watches that the hip-hop star helped design and ticket packages for his sold-out Detroit stop on the Monster Tour with Rihanna. The auction runs from 19-29 May (14).
Fact: Eminem's new Spike Lee-directed video for Headlights will debut online on Mother's Day in America (11May14). Lee and the rapper shot the short film in Detroit, Michigan, where Eminem grew up.
Fact: Eminem has added a second date at London's iconic Wembley Stadium after the initial concert sold out. He will now play on 11 and 12 July (14) and is the first rapper to headline at the venue.
Fact: Eminem is set to play his first London gig in 13 years after announcing a show at the English capital's Wembley Stadium this summer (14). The rapper will hit the stage at the sports mecca on 11 July (14), after initially setting his sights on an outdoor show in Hyde Park. He tells BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, "I know Wembley Stadium's huge."
Fact: Eminem, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Wilco, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and Outkast will headline this year's (14) Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas in October (14). The two-weekend event will also feature sets from Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Jimmy Cliff, Broken Bells, Lorde and The Replacements.
Fact: Eminem and Rihanna are set to hit the stage together at Sunday's (13Apr14) MTV Movie Awards to belt out their hit song The Monster together live for the first time. The collaborators, who are preparing to launch a joint mini tour this summer (14), will join the likes of singer Ellie Goulding and electronic DJ Zedd, who will also perform at the Los Angeles prizegiving.
Fact: Eminem and Outkast have been confirmed as the headliners for the 10th annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois in August (14). Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Calvin Harris and Skrillex will also perform during the three-day event, which was founded by Jane's Addiction rocker Perry Farrell.
Fact: Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex and Kings of Leon will reportedly headline this year's (14) Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park, Chicago. It will be the 10th year the former touring event has been held in Illinois. The festival takes place from 1-3 August (14).
Quote: "I have Eminem on a pedestal next to God... Being a feminist I have to overlook the brashness of some of his lyrics about women. But when I need to feel alive he's the person I put on. In essence, he has saved my life many, many times." Rapper Angel Haze talking about her idol.
Fact: Eclectic R&B star Janelle Monae is set to perform a private concert for bosses at America's National Football League (Nfl) in the run up to the Super Bowl championship game, which will take place in New Jersey on 2 February (14). The singer was hired as the main performer at the Nfl Owners Party for a reported $150,000 (£100,000) after rapper Eminem allegedly tried to charge $2 million (£1.3 million) for the gig. Editors at Tmz.com claim Kanye West was also ruled out by his $1 million (£670,000) fee.
Fact: Eminem is celebrating National Giving Day in America on Tuesday (03Dec13) by matching all donations given to a youth charity in his native Michigan up to $100,000 (Gbp67,000). For every dollar fans donate to Wolverine Human Services, the rapper will add a dollar from his Marshall Mathers Foundation.
Quote: "I'm as happy as I can be, I guess. 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?" Rapper Eminem on his hip-hop talents.
Fact: Eminem's childhood home in Detroit, Michigan - which features on the cover of the rapper's new album, The Marshall Mathers Lp 2 - has been wrecked by a fire. The second floor of the two-storey home was badly damage when a blaze swept through the property on Thursday (07Nov13).
Fact: Eminem has been turned into an animated comic book star - the rapper appears alongside Iron Man on an alternate cover of Marvel's Mighty Avengers #3, which hit stores on Wednesday (06Nov13).
Fact: Eminem was joined by producer Rick Rubin to perform his new song Berzerk on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (02Nov13). The producer and Def Jam Records co-founder played Dj and sampled Billy Squier's The Stroke on his turntables during the set. Singer Skylar Grey also joined the rapper for a rendition of his other single, Survival, stepping in for Liz Rodrigues, whose vocals feature on the original track.
Fact: Actress Kerry Washington will try her hand at sketch comedy for her first-ever appearance on U.S. show Saturday Night Live. The Scandal star will present the 2 November (13) episode, while rapper Eminem will serve as the musical guest.
Fact: Eminem's childhood home in Michigan, which featured on the front cover of his 2000 album The Marshall Mathers Lp, has been put on the auction block. The abandoned property is currently owned by the Michigan Land Bank.
Fact: Eminem was an unlikely guest on U.S. cable sports channel Espn's college football coverage on Saturday night (07Sep13) when he joined pundits Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit for a quick chat during the Notre Dame vs. Michigan clash. The rapper is adding music to the network's football coverage from next week (14Sep13) and appeared briefly during half-time to offer a sneak peek of his new video for Berzerk. He proved to be his home state's lucky charm as Michigan went on the win the game.
Quote: "I have never heard such f**king nonsense in all my life... I was onstage all of the time and, trust me, there was no miming." Leeds Festival promoter Melvin Benn shoots down reports suggesting Saturday's (24Aug13) headliner Eminem was miming.
Fact: Eminem has joined photo-sharing website Instagram.com by posting a rude image online. In the photo, the scowling rapper sticks his two middle fingers up to the camera. The accompanying caption links to his website. The rap star is currently in England preparing for his headlining spots at the Reading and Leeds music festivals on Saturday (24Aug13) and Sunday (24Aug13).
Fact: Reclusive rapper Eminem has treated fans to a new song, titled Survival, in the form of a commercial for the new Call of Duty: Ghost video game. The track is reportedly set to feature on his upcoming eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2010's Recovery.
Fact: Reclusive rapper Eminem thrilled fans at watch company G-Shock's 30th Anniversary concert in New York on Wednesday night (07Aug13) by treating the select crowd to a rare performance of his hits, including The Way I Am and Lose Yourself. It's the second G-Shock summer party the hip-hop star has played - he hit the stage at the same event last year (12) too after signing on as a brand spokesperson.
Quote: "I read it too, which I didn't know. It's the kind of thing, like asking your girlfriend about her ex-boyfriends; you don't want to know and it doesn't have any bearing on your relationship, so it doesn't even matter." Actor Matt Damon was surprised by reports director Neill Blomkamp originally wanted rapper Eminem to lead the cast of his new sci-fi movie Elysium.
Fact: Eminem will headline the Leeds and Reading Festivals in the U.K. in 2013. He'll join a bill that includes Alt-J, the Deftones and Boy Better Know.
Fact: Rapper Eminem is celebrating after turning 40 on Wednesday (17Oct12).
Fact: Rapper Eminem is producing a new YouTube.com series about a hip-hop sneaker company, called Detroit Rubber. He'll begin filming this autumn (12) and follow the store's owners and employees as they interact with customers.
Fact: Rapper Eminem helped watch company G-Shock celebrate its 30th anniversary on Thursday (09Aug12) by performing a surprise show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, supported by his hip-hop pals Slaughterhouse. The Not Afraid hitmaker announced the gig on his Twitter.com page just hours before the event.
Quote: "Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it's obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others. They are trailblazers and pioneers and Adam will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, Mike D, and Ad-Rock." Eminem pays tribute to late Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch, who died on Friday (04May12).
Quote: "I've realised that the way I am helps with the music. Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I'll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I've written a whole song in an hour." Rapper Eminem reveals his obsessive tendencies can sometimes be useful.
Quote: "I would hear people saying this and that about (the album) Relapse. Certainly I'm not going to sit on the Internet all day and read what Sam from Iowa is saying about me. But I'm a sponge. I've always been a sponge." Rapper Eminem can't help but take criticism to heart.
Quote: "Dead babies and many body parts." Rapper Eminem jokes about what you'll find in his refrigerator.
Fact: Foo Fighters, Muse, Coldplay and Eminem are all on the bill for this year's (11) Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Illinois. The event, which runs from 5 - 7 August (11), will also feature Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite and Cee Lo Green. This year's (11) festival marks the event's 20th anniversary.
Fact: Eminem, Muse and the Foo Fighters have been confirmed as the headliners at this summer's (11) Lollapalooza music festival. Lollapalooza 2011 will take place in Chicago, Illinois from 5-7 August (11).
Fact: Rap superstar Eminem will emerge a winner on Sunday (06Feb11) regardless of the outcome in the Super Bowl championship match - he's pocketing more than $1 million (£666,700) for filming a short advertisement for Lipton Brisk iced tea, which will air during the big game's commercial breaks.
Fact: Eminem is set to advertise iced tea in a commercial due to be shown in a TV break during the upcoming Super Bowl in the U.S. next month (Feb11).
Quote: "We went after Lose Yourself, and it was jaw-droppingly expensive. Around $200,000. We couldn't do it because the episode would've been so over budget." Glee creator RYAN MURPHY reveals how much it would have cost to cover Eminem's hit in the TV series.
Quote: "I'm obviously happy with the way that people have received the album. As far as what I've accomplished with it, I don't know. I'm just happy to be here. I'm happy to be able to have a career as long as I've had." Rap superstar Eminem is refusing to take the critical and commercial success of his latest album Recovery for granted after landing 10 nominations at the 2011 Grammy Awards.
Fact: Lil Wayne joined rap pal Eminem for an appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend (18Dec10) in his first live TV performance since walking free from prison for gun charges in November (10). The hip-hop stars hit the stage on the hit U.S. comedy show for a rendition of No Love, while Eminem later performed Won't Back Down and Wayne debuted his new song 6'7".
Quote: "At the grades my older ones are in, it's hard. I never even passed ninth grade. They're already way smarter than me." Eminem is struggling to keep up with his kids' homework assignments.
Fact: Rapper Eminem has become obsessed with beating videogame legend STEVE WIEBE's Donkey Kong world record. The Lose Yourself hitmaker has two arcade games signed by his hero, the star of documentary The King of Kong.
Quote: "There's aspartame in the cans. They say it's been known to cause cancer, so I cut that s**t out. There's no aspartame in the fountain." Eminem on why he has a Diet Coke soda fountain at his recording studio in Detroit, Michigan.
Quote: "I would change schools two or three times a year. That was probably the toughest part. There were a lot of instances (where I was) beat up in the bathroom, beat up in hallways, shoved into lockers - just for the most part, being a new kid." Rapper Eminem admits he fell victim to teen bullying.
Quote: "I'm a parent. I have daughters. I don't cuss. I mean, how would I really sound, as a person… walking around my house (saying), 'B**ch, pick this up'? Profanity around my house? No. I feel like it's your job to parent them." Eminem keeps the curse words in his lyrics - and out of his home.
Quote: "I'm a parent. I have daughters. I don't cuss. I mean, how would I really sound, as a person... walking around my house (saying), 'B**ch, pick this up?' Profanity around my house? No. I feel like it's your job to parent them." Eminem insists bad language is forbidden at home in front of his teenage daughter and her friends.
Fact: Rap icons JAY-Z and Eminem drew a star-studded audience to their groundbreaking concert at New York's Yankee Stadium on Monday night (13Sep10) - Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Campbell and basketball ace LeBron James were all spotted dancing in the audience.
Quote: "Do not think that I don't know where I'm at right now. I'm also honoured to be on this (expletive) stage in the Bronx, the f**king birthplace of hip-hop." Rap superstar Eminem was humbled to perform at New York's Yankee Stadium on Monday (13Sep10) in the first of two dates at the venue with his Home And Home tourmate Jay-Z.
Fact: Rihanna is set to wow the crowd at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (12Sep10) by teaming up with Eminem for a live performance. The R&B star was spotted rehearsing Love the Way You Lie with the rapper on Sunday afternoon.
Fact: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has enlisted the help of hip-hop stars including Eminem, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and T.I. for his upcoming solo album, Can The Drummer Get Some, which is due to hit stores this autumn (10).
Fact: Megan Fox has reportedly donated her fee for appearing in Eminem's video for LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE to charity. Showbiz website JustJared.com claims the actress handed over the money to Sojourn House, a shelter that provides a home for abused women and their children.
Quote: "Apparently MTV doesn't care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMAs. F me, right?!?! I mean, I'll be there but don't expect me to be nice about it." Eminem isn't happy about the timing of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on 12 September (10). The rapper - who secured eight nominations this year (10), including the Best Male and Best Hip Hop Video categories - is due to perform with Jay-Z in New York on 13 and 14 September (10).
Fact: Eminem has become first artist in the digital age to hold the number one spots on the Billboard 200 album chart and the Hot Digital Songs countdown in America for a concurrent five weeks.
Quote: "I think he's one of the most poetic, ballsy and hilarious people this industry has ever seen. I was always afraid he'd pick me as a target, but he's always been nice to me and finally approached me to be on the album, so I must have done something right." Pink was thrilled to be asked to be part of Eminem's new album Recovery; she joins the rapper on the song Won't Back Down.
Fact: At the height of his self-imposed, drug-fuelled exile, Eminem would watch the Rocky films and Mark Wahlberg movies Shooter and Boogie Nights repeatedly. He claims he watched each film 150 times.
Quote: "I would go downstairs and eat a bunch of nachos or popcorn, just sitting around getting fat. I just gave up." Eminem on his drug-fuelled low between 2005 and 2008.
Fact: Rap superstars Eminem and JAY-Z have added extra dates to their one-off joint concerts in their respective hometowns of Detroit, Michigan and New York. The rappers will now play two dates in each city, gracing the stage in Detroit on 2 and 3 September (10) and performing in the Big Apple on 13 and 14 September (10).
Fact: Stars including Eminem, Rihanna, Usher, Soundgarden, JANE'S ADDICTION And N.E.R.D. took to the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night (14Jun10) to help videogames maker Activision launch its new products. The concert featured sets from the musicians interspersed with information on games such as Guitar Hero, Call of Duty: Black Ops and DJ Hero 2.
Fact: Eminem's new album RECOVERY has been leaked online in full two weeks before its official release date. The star is due to launch the new record, the follow-up to 2009's Relapse, on 22 June (10), but the songs have already begun to circulate on file-sharing websites after the album surfaced on the web this week (beg07Jun10).
Quote: "I only saw a picture of it and when I spoke to him on the phone last week he said he had gained most of it back. But it's crazy - that's dedication." Eminem was impressed when his pal 50 Cent shed 54 pounds (24 kilograms) for his role in new movie THINGS FALL APART.
Fact: Eminem fans are celebrating again - after 'tweeting' there will be no Relapse 2 album, as anticipated, on Wednesday morning (14Apr10), the rapper has announced he'll release an album called Recovery in June (10). In a follow-up tweet, he wrote, "I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year, but, as I kept recording, and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album."
Quote: "It would be great to have him on as a guest judge. Em - I can call him that because we are on first name terms - the job is yours." Simon Cowell is encouraging Eminem to join the panel on one of his TV talent shows after the rapper boasted he would make a good judge.
Quote: "He continuously references me. I don't know why so I wrote a song that's really an anthem for all like little girls or kids that get their pony tails pulled and get abused. Because the boy is really in love with them and they can't be with them." Mariah Carey on her track OBSESSED and her ongoing war of words with Eminem, following the rapper's allegations they dated back in 2001.
Fact: Hip-hop heavyweights Eminem, Kanye West and Lil Wayne have joined forces to record a tribute track to basketball player Lebron James. The tune, Forever, will feature in the upcoming James documentary More Than A Game.
Fact: Eminem appeared in a series of comedy skits at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (13Sep09) with funnyman Tracy Morgan, playing the comedian's trainer as he fought to become a VMA winner.
Quote: "I am a bitter man. I am never flattered. I always sit there and go 'I did that!' I hope somebody recognises me for that." U.S. radio host Howard Stern is annoyed Eminem copied his backside-baring prank at the MTV Movie Awards from 17 years ago.
Quote: "I love performing with Jay. Its the third time we've done the song together live and its always fun. It was an honor to share the stage with him again and to work with his band." Rapper Eminem on performing RENEGADE with fellow hip-hop superstar JAY-Z at a Los Angeles event on Monday night (01Jun09).
Quote: "After the ceremony I went back to my hotel and laughed uncontrollably for about three hours. Especially after I saw it on air." Rapper Eminem was ecstatic after pulling off a controversial prank with funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (31May09). The Without Me hitmaker appeared to storm out of the ceremony after a butt-naked Cohen - portraying his hilarious Austrian fashion expert character Bruno - literally landed in his lap.
Quote: "Eminem's an obsessive fan of The Wire, which is quite encouraging. He's seen the whole lot four times, he told me the other day!" Dominic West explains why the rapper landed a cameo on the hit U.S. show.
Quote: "I don't think it is running in the States any more but I noticed it when I was flicking through the channels in Britain. I'm not going to lie, I love that show, man!" Kids cartoon Hey Arnold! was one of the highlights of rapper Eminem's trip to the U.K.
Quote: "The deeper I got into my addiction, the tighter the lid got on my creativity. When I got sober the lid just came off. In seven months I accomplished more than I could accomplish in three or four years doing drugs." Eminem is enjoying his newfound creative buzz, a year after kicking his addiction to painkillers.
Quote: "I'm taking celebrity names just out of the air, or just putting them in a hat and mixing them up and drawing a name. If your name happens to rhyme with something good, then you might get it too." Rapper Eminem insists he means no harm when he pokes fun at celebrities in his songs. The star namechecks the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and Amy Winehouse on his latest single, We Made You.
Quote: "Once I heard RUN-DMC I was like, 'This is what I want to do'." Eminem was inspired by the legendary rappers.
Fact: Eminem has invited the 200 unemployed Michigan autoworkers who joined him in Los Angeles for Friday night's (15May09) JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! show appearance and concert to his album launch party in Detroit next week. The generous rapper paid for all the home state fans to fly across country with him.
Quote: "I was running twice a day for a while. I was running too much. It was a little extreme, 17 miles. You go from one addiction to the next." Eminem used exercise to get over his drink and drug problems.
Quote: "Jessica got fat. I mean, not really fat, but she certainly got fat. I've always wanted people to be able to look back at each video and go, 'Oh, remember what was going on at that moment! Oh, that's when Jessica Simpson got fat.' And even if she gets thin again, that's fine. But for that moment in time, she was fat." Eminem defends his decision to mock Simpson in his new music video.
Fact: Eminem is taking no chances on his European promotional tour as the swine flu crisis spreads to France - the rap superstar was spotted arriving at Paris' Le Bourget Airport on Tuesday (05May09) wearing gloves and a protective face mask after the city's first case of the virus was confirmed this week.
Fact: Rapper Eminem is developing a software application for Apple iPhone users to coincide with the upcoming release of his new album RELAPSE. Writing on his Twitter.com blog, the hip-hop star says the iPhone game is "coming along nicely".
Fact: Eminem's gruesome new 3AM video/short horror film, in which he plays a serial killer, will debut on U.S. cable channel Cinemax on Saturday (02May09).
Quote: "I don't know if she's gonna be honoured when the actual album comes out. I think it's cool that (Kim Kardashian) took it like a good sport. I think it's cool when people do that like 'Oh, that's Em.' ... it's just kinda meant to be taken at face value. There's never a deeper meaning... people should be f**king used to it by now." Controversial rapper Eminem is glad the socialite hasn't taken his jibes about her in new video WE MADE YOU to heart.
Quote: "Were just extremely careful with our s**t. I keep a CD with me; Im the only one who usually has a CD. Maybe me and (producer pal) Dre... Other than that, nobody has it." Eminem on how he manages to keep new tunes from leaking onto the Internet.
Fact: Eminem's new album RELAPSE features a cover image of the rapper sculpted from pills of assorted shapes, sizes and colours.
Fact: Eminem has signed on to perform at the MTV Movie Awards on 31 May (09) - 12 days after the release of his comeback album RELAPSE.
Fact: Rapper Eminem is back to his cheeky ways - the star pokes fun at celebrities including Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Amy Winehouse, Elvis Presley, Jennifer Aniston and her ex-boyfriend John Mayer on his new song WE MADE YOU. The video for the track, which sees Eminem dressing up to parody the stars, debuted online on Monday (06Apr09).
Quote: "I like to shock people. One of the ways I came up with was to start my show with Lose Yourself by Eminem and just come out and start rapping." Country star Taylor Swift is always keen to try out different musical styles.
Quote: "I used to look at how Eminem feels about his daughter and how GAME feels about his sons. Now I can say I feel the same way. I got a son that's about to turn one... It's a genuine love. He don't know I'm a rapper. He just looks into my eyes and has a genuine love." Rapper Fabolous is enjoying life as a first-time father.
Quote: "It's almost actually done. I went to Detroit to mix my song, I GET IT IN, with Dr. Dre, and Eminem is currently mixing his album right now. It wont be more than maybe two weeks before they start trying to figure out when they will start scheduling the release of his actual project." 50 Cent on pal Eminem's much-anticipated comeback album, RELAPSE.
Fact: Rapper Eminem has been immortalised in M+M's candy - by artist Enrique Ramos. The colourful portrait was created using eight pounds (3.6 kilograms) of the chocolate.
Quote: "I'm really just a normal guy. You can ask my neighbours. I ride a bike. I walk the dog. I mow my lawn. I'm out there every Sunday, talking to myself, buck naked, mowing the lawn with a chainsaw." Rapper Eminem writes about his new-found suburban lifestyle in his forthcoming memoir THE WAY I AM.
Quote: Being a dad makes me feel powerful in a way that I hadnt known before, and its the kind of power I dont want to abuse. Rapper Eminem on raising daughter 12-year-old daughter HAILIE, step-daughter WHITNEY, and niece ALAINA with ex-wife KIM SCOTT.
Quote: "When I tried to put my thoughts together - well, I wasnt making sense when I spoke, so everyone was trying to keep me off TV and away from the press. Rapper Eminem on taking a two-year hiatus from music following the death of his mentor, D12 rapper DeSHAUN 'PROOF' HOLTON.
Quote: If you go back and look at the abuse that I took, its no surprise I became who I am. Someone I dont really want to be. Rapper Eminem on how his difficult upbringing and struggles with poverty, drugs and depression changed him as an adult.
Quote: "When I was drinking, I could be in a good mood... then somebody would say the wrong s**t to me, and before you knew it, there was nothing my bodyguards could do to stop me from reacting and at least punching, spitting or kicking. It would be the simplest s**t that would set me off." Rapper Eminem struggled to deal with his anger in the early days of his career.
Quote: "I'm not saying I will or I won't but I'm not ready to tour at least at this moment right now." Rapper Eminem rules out playing live dates any time soon.
Fact: 50 Cent's mentors Eminem and Dr. Dre have given the rap superstar a boost by guesting on his new album. The rap heavyweights have both recorded tracks with 50 for his Before I Self Destruct album, which will hit stores on 9 December (08).
Quote: "I'm going to miss TRL. Where else will I be able to start feuds, defend my honour vigorously and act like an angry teenager on national TV? Oh wait...the VMAs!" Rapper Eminem reacts to the news MTV is cancelling the chart show and jokes about the MTV Video Music Awards.
Quote: "I don't think this is actually a translation of the comic book in any way. For starters, the comic-book drawings quite clearly show that my role is played by Eminem and ANGELINA (JOLIE)'s by Halle Berry." Actor James McAvoy insists his new movie WANTED is not a faithful adaptation of MARK MILLAR's comic book of the same name.
Fact: A new book by photographer ALISON JACKSON, named CONFIDENTIAL, offers sneak-peeks of celebrities including Michael Jackson, SIR Elton John, SIR Mick Jagger, and Eminem going about their daily lives. The staged images, taken of celebrity lookalikes, also includes photos of Britney Spears lighting a cigarette while holding her baby son, Jennifer Lopez on the toilet, and Madonna ironing.
Quote: "Eminem was the only white boy to come into the rap game and take it over and I'm the first one from Africa to come in and take it over." R+B star Akon is inspired by EMINEM's success in the face of adversity.
Quote: "He's tried everything and failed at it. If I was in his situation, I'd just keep knocking her up and then go to the club." Eminem advises Kevin Federline to keep his talents in the bedroom with his wife BRITNEY SPEARS.
Quote: "I'm the first white boy bringing the West Coast sound. It's gonna be huge. I'm doing s**t that not even Eminem does." Kevin Federline has high expectations for his debut album PLAYING WITH FIRE.
Quote: <p>"The worst possible scenario is I wind up elbowing Eminem in the face or something - I'm gonna wind up in the trunk." Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel on his post-Super Bowl TV basketball challenge with rapper Eminem. </p>
Quote: <p>"I've dated famous women, but they're crazy. Never again!" Rapper Eminem explains why he will never again go out with another star. </p>
Fact: <p>Eminem's new video WHEN I'M GONE features the rapper talking to addicts at an AA meeting. </p>