Monday, October 11, 2010

EminemEMINEM doesn’t swear when he’s at home.

The rapper — whose body of work includes more fowl language than you can shake a stick at — won’t use profanities in front of his children.

“Profanity around my house? No,” he said.

“I’m not saying there’s not glimpses of it in the music, that there’s no truth in things that I say, but this is music, this is my art.

“I’m a parent. I have daughters. I mean, how would I really sound, as a person walking around my house cussing? I don’t cuss.”

Eminem — who sought help for a dependency to prescription medications after overdosing in December 2007 — recently revealed that he felt “born again” after successfully overcoming his substance abuse problem.

“When I got clean and sober, it was like I was a kid again,” he said. “Not to sound corny, I felt like I was born again. I had to learn my writing skills. I was relearning how to rap. I didn’t know if my MC skills were intact.

“I actually had to learn how to say my lyrics again — how to phrase them, make them flow, how to use force so they sounded like I meant them. Rapping wasn’t like riding a bike. It was as much physical as mental. I was relearning basic motor skills. I couldn’t control my hand shakes. I’d get in the recording booth and tried to rap, and none of it was clever and I wasn’t saying it right.”


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