Eminem and his pal Dr. Dre grace the cover of the 15th anniversary of Vibe magazine’s Juice issue. In the special issue of the mag, Em opens up about his 8 Mile co-star Brittany Murphy’s death and his fears surrounding his own mortality. Highlights from the rapper’s Vibe interview:
Eminem and Dr. Dre cover Vibe's Juice issue
Do you think about your own death?
“Yeah, I do. A lot. I think about it a lot. I try not to think about it but I do and it creeps me the f-ck out. It creeps me out because they say that if I got to the hospital two hours later then I would be gone. I think about that a lot. When I lay in bed at night is when I think about it the most. It creeps me out man.”
What was the best thing someone said about you? Was there ever a hot Eminem diss?
“Um, no. [Laughs.] Nah, I’m kidding. Sh-t, there was a couple of lines Everlast said like, “You ain’t running up on me with no empty gun.” I know that there is a lot of sh-t that I would have said about me.”
On Brittany Murphy’s Passing:
“It was crazy. It’s crazy. It’s crazy because at one point we were very close and she was a really good person. It’s crazy when you see things not just with her but just all these things that are happening in Hollywood with people in music, with people in acting . . .”
On Famous People Passing:
“Famous people. Famous people are overdosing at alarming rates and—that almost sounded like a commercial. Wow.”
It sounded like a Sally Struthers commercial. “Please give to this charity.”
“Right. But they are. And it’s one of those things man where you’re famous, doctors will kiss your ass because they love the celebrity. “Oh, I can call up Eminem and get him on the phone right now. Oh, hi Marshall, how are you doing? Do you need that [prescription]?” There are doctors that will give you certain things just because of who you are.”
The issue hits newsstands, Au gust 16th.