In an interview with The New York Times, Em dishes about rehab, misogyny, recovery, and his non-existent relationship with his mother.
On whether he’d like to see gay marriage approved in his native Michigan:
“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.”
On whether his alter-ego Slim Shady still exists:
“Shady still exists. But I don’t think the subjects on this record 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.”
On why he went to rehab:
“The first time I went it was in Brighton, Mich. The second time I didn’t go to rehab. I just went to a regular hospital. I detoxed in the hospital, and then I came home. I couldn’t go back to rehab. I felt like I was Bugs Bunny in rehab.”
You can read the rest of his interview here