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Robert Pattinson: "I Wanted To Be a Rapper"

When he was a teenager, Robert Pattinson admits that he wanted to become a rapper, just like his idol, Eminem. Who knew?

We all knew that he has some singing talent, as he has penned and sung some songs for the “Twilight” soundtracks, but who knew that it went beyond that?

He may play a brooding vampire in the “Twilight” movies, but before all of the fame and celebrity, he was just a young kid with a dream of emulating Slim Shady.

In a recent interview, he said, “You want a secret? Okay, how about this – I’ve got a whole collection of tapes of me rapping from when I was 13! I wanted to be a rapper so there are hundreds and hundreds of tapes. They’re very amusing! I was obsessed with Eminem when I was younger. When he first came out I was about 12 and fanatical about his ‘Slim Shady’ CD. I think he’s a genius.”

He had a crew, but he revealed that he ripped off his lyrics. He said, “Most of my rhymes were stolen off other people anyway. They were all like, ‘I was raised on these streets’, which was a complete farce because I was actually raised in quite a nice area of London called Barnes. Not very ghetto at all! I was obsessed with it all, though. I even had my own little crew, we called ourselves Big Tub and the Tappy Cats.”

I think I would be more embarrassed about the name of the group than his rap aspirations, but that’s just me. Could you picture Rob busting out with some rhymes??? I wonder what his girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, would think about this??

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