I would sit in his lap

December 23, 2009 07:27:00 Posted at December 23, 2009 07:27:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

When I was readjusting the Freebie 5 the other day, I thought about adding Eminem. But, gulp, at the risk of disgusting my friends, especially Laura, who yells at me in all caps whenever Slim Shady brings the moist, the way I feel about Em isn’t so much Freebie 5 List as it is about the Lifetime List. Judge me. Please. Please judge me. You should.

I don’t often share my feelings about Eminem because they are private, an elaborate fantasy world with a screenplay based not on quiveration but on admiration. I like him. More and more I like him. Even though he’s so wee. Shortness matters on the Freebie 5 list but it matters less on the Lifetime, see? Am still not decided. Lifetime membership is a long initiation process. You don’t need to hear about this. Suffice to say – I want to touch fingers with Eminem in a bag of popcorn at the movies and watch The American President on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

This is Eminem as Shady Claus, part of a new fundraiser on his website where fans can upload their own photo with Santa Shady and he’ll send it back signed and all the proceeds go to The Marshall Mathers Foundation in support of at-risk youth.

2009 has been good to Eminem. Relapse was huge. And he’s just been named the top selling artist of the decade – 32 million albums sold. He’s starting the next 10 sober and much more mature by his own admission. Really, really great interview with Complex Magazine – click here - about his new perspective, looking back at his success, looking forward to what’s next, the songwriting, the producing, some more acting, and his struggle with sobriety. He’s less confrontational without losing the edge. It’s an insightful, engaging piece. These are the kinds of articles that contribute to my crush.

I love him. I do.

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