Monday, October 11, 2010

Anderson Cooper Interviews Eminem for 60 Minutes (10/10/10)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Rapper Eminem performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Eminem headed home to his childhood neighborhood to have a chat with CNN's Anderson Cooper for a 60 Minutes special which aired this past Sunday.  The interview took place during his Home And Home Concert Series, he had in September with Jay-Z.  A concert series that he says for the first time he performed sober.  

Em goes on to talk about his rough childhood growing up in Detroit's 8 Mile.  He says that he has always thought himself as a fighter.  Saying he's been fighting his whole life.  He for the first time candidly talks about being bullied, beat up and in shoved into  lockers.  He was mostly harassed  for "just being the new kid".  Because of his mother's own struggles with drugs he often found himself going to two-to-three different schools a year.  

Some other things he talks about are being white in the Hip Hop World.  His process of  "stacking ammo;" he stores words, sayings and ideas in boxes.  Anderson tells Em it's something he sees whenever you study a crazy person.  In return Em chuckles, maybe I am crazy.  It is a very nice piece. 

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