- Eminem's nickname is Slim Shady. In Snoop Dogg's hit single "Gin And Juice," Snoop mentions a certain "bitch named Shady who used to be the homeboy's lady." And in "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)" from the same album, Snoop Dogg mentions "Slim with the tilted grin."
- You really need to brush up on your Snoop, dude. Those lyrics are "bitch named Sadie" and "slim with the tilted brim"note , respectively.
- Eminem tells his daughter how much he loves her right before she helps him dispose of his wife's body. Gives a new meaning to "I know Mommy's not here right now, and we don't know why," doesn't it?
- This would certainly explain the western-themed Book-Ends to the song "Bad & Evil".
- Jossed by Bad Guy.
But of course this sealing wasn't foolproof. Any up and coming rapper with a Dark and Troubled Past would be vulnerable to being possessed and start a spiral of self-destruction (because, surprise surprise, taking on the trapping of an Angry White Boy is really bad for your emotional and physical wellbeing). Cue one Marshal Mathers...
The good news is, Mathers has begun to realize how horrible the Slim Shady persona is and is in the process of exorcising him, if only for his daughter's sake. The bad news is, that means it's time for Dark Vanilla to look for new victims. (Justin Beiber's looking pretty ready, or already has been contaminated...)
- Admittedly, I can't take credit for this one; I read the theory on Genius' analysis of the song, and I think it's at least worth considering (and with this interpretation, the song becomes slightly less Nightmare Fuel and much more Tear Jerker.)Genius Lyrics Description: As a metaphor, the song illustrates the weight and pressure that fame can bring to an artist. When artists experience an extreme level of fame, it often becomes a destructive force in their lives. This applies to not only the two women included in the song, Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan, but to Mathers himself. Its not difficult to see how Eminem relates to Britney Spears' and Lindsay Lohans situations. Keeping this metaphor in mind, he personifies the destructive powers of the celebrity status through the Slim Shady character. Shady becomes one with the tabloid culture. He traps them with intentions of rape and murder. Eminem is known to speak about fame in this way. His celebrity status traps him inside his house, hotel, etc. Hes no longer free to do as he wishes. The screaming, overzealous fans leave him feeling violated. These feelings of isolation breed suicidal thoughts as he alludes to in multiple songs.