The Real Slim Shady: Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Eminem
Andrew Parker - July 7, 2019

Shady’s back, back again.  Back in our minds again that is, and whether you love him or hate him, these surprising facts about the King of Hip-Hop, the legendary and iconic rapper of his time that will make you totally lose your mind. These facts surely say a lot about the person he is, completely committed to making his dream come true, despite all of the challenges he was faced was…



Shady Struggle



Saying that this cassette is legendary would be a real understatement.  Eminem was actually still struggling to make payments on his trailer home when the The Slim Shady LP dropped, his second studio album and his major debut.  It was released on February 23rd, 1999 following his recruitment by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine.


Dating Drama



In more recent news, this past May, Eminem and Nicki Minaj have finally organized their first date after he asked her out. Not only did he simply ask the pop star out, but he did so in the most epic way possible, doing it live on stage after been caught doing some public flirting. 


His Hailie



Remember Eminem’s adorable daughter Hailie Scott Mathers? Well, today, she’s all grown up and you wouldn’t even recognize her. At 23 years old, she’s become an Instagram sensation and is seen living a celebrity kind of lifestyle.  She credits her parents for pushing her to become the person she is today, and for supporting her the whole way through. 


Michigan Mayhem



Eminem appeared on Notre Dame Michigan and came off to his fans as seriously confused, with his mouth hanging open.  It was described to be an awkward interview with no eye contact made.  He was later on defended by the ESPN producer, who explained to fans that he was actually taking on the persona of a character from one of his recent music videos. 


Family Feud


Eminem told his wife that he was taking his daughter Hailie to Chuck E Cheese but, in reality, he took her to the recording studio to record her part for the song “’97 Bonnie & Clyde,” a song about a field trip with his infant daughter to dispose of his wife’s dead body. Yeah… sometimes honesty is definitely not the best policy.



Vast Vocabulary


A study that observed 93 of the top artists in more than 25 different genres of music found that Eminem actually had the widest vocabulary.  He shocked the world with a massive 8,818 unique words that he used in his music. He topped Jay Z (6,899 unique words), Tupac (6,569 unique words), Kanye (5,069 unique words), and Bob Dylan (4,883 unique words). Clearly that’s where Hailie got all her smarts from. 


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