Formerly (?) trash-talking and once-homophobic rapper Eminem is on the cover of Vibe this month talking in relentless detail about his f*cked up druggy past. (I can’t fault him for his Vicodin abuse. I had some of that stuff for a toothache a few years back, and it was swell!)
But in the story, he goes on at length about how he and Elton John would giggle on the phone like best girlfriends, talking about drugs and addiction and doing shows with Queen (er, really?). I wonder if they ever swapped rock-bottom tales of depraved sex-for-drugs escapades… (Sorry, but you know how those rockers and rappers roll!)
Actually, you can read a bit of the piece about Em & El’s late-night pillow talk after the jump.
Here’s just a bit of the stuff you can get in this month’s Enimen-tervention in Vibe Magazine.
“When I came home from the hospital the second time and I realized that I was giving up drugs forever I reached out to Elton cause I knew he had a problem before. We had kept in contact ever since the Grammys and sh*t. We’d call each other up every now and then, and I went to a concert of his when he came to town–me and Kid Rock went. I knew he was in recovery and I just wanted to reach out to somebody who was on the same level as far as fame and sh*t like that go. And just asked him how in the hell he did it. He was really supportive, and still is to this day.
“Especially in the beginning, there was a couple of things he talked me out of doing. There was a Nelson Mandela thing that I was rumored to go to and I had just got out of the hospital. He was like “Don’t do it. Do not do it.” I was actually considering it and thinking How the f*ck am I going to do it? I am in no shape to go over there. It was a concert that Queen was doing, overseas. But, um, you know I was actually thinking about going.
“But at that point in time I couldn’t even walk because my knee was still f*cked up. I still don’t have full extension in my knee, and it’s been a year. I couldn’t walk, let alone perform in front of a crowd. But I didn’t want to disappoint anybody. He talked me out of doing it. He was like, “I’m telling you’re gonna get over there and you’re gonna wanna use. Don’t do it, it’s too early. You don’t even have enough clean time under your belt.” I was fully right mentally. He called a lot. A few times a week. Checked in to see how I was doing and sh*t. He knew how hard it was in the beginning for him to quit.”
Sir Elton and Marshall; they get by with a little help from their friends…