Eminem, once known for his outlandishly homophobic lyrics, seems to be changing his tune. Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
Eminem, the controversial MC, also known as Marshall Mathers, told The New York Times he’s down with gay marriage.
“I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want.”
Eminem said of his new outlook, “It’s the new tolerant me!”
He also makes no apologies for his past. Eminem told The New York Times, “Anything I’ve ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time. But I think I’ve calmed down a bit. My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be.”
And what about his vulgar alter ego?
“Shady still exists,” he explained. “But I don’t think the subjects on this record (Recovery) call for, you know, bring the chainsaws and axes out and murder everyone on this record. There was so much stuff like that off the last record that I felt like I was starting to run it into the ground. I think consciously I went in a different direction with this record.”
As complex as ever, Emimen will keep us guessing for years to come.