Eminem: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)


We already brought you part one of 15 things you didn’t know about Eminem, and now we’re back with part two! Here are eight more little-known facts about this iconic rapper.

Number Eight: He’s a Criminal. When Eminem was just 20 years old, he was the driver in a drive-by shooting. However, the drive-by shooting was just with paintballs, but he was still arrested. The case was dismissed when the drive-by victim didn’t show up to court.

Number Seven: He Hated Vanilla Ice. Vanilla Ice became wildly popular in the ’90s, and Eminem had a lot of disdain for his fame. It reportedly “crushed” Eminem that Vanilla Ice was so popular, and Eminem lost a lot of his drive to rap because of Vanilla Ice.

Number Six: Shady Records Rap Off. If you’re an aspiring rapper and want to be part of Eminem’s label, Shady Records, you’ll have to take part in a rap battle with Eminem first. Good luck not feeling intimidated there.

Number Five: Friendship With Dre. Eminem was so poor when he met the legendary Dr. Dre that he was wearing an ugly yellow tracksuit given to him by a sponsor. He apparently didn’t have money to buy any decent clothing. Dre apparently though Eminem looked like a banana.

Number Four: Comatose Child. When Eminem was just nine years old, a bully at school beat him up so badly that he spend an entire week in a coma.

Number Three: Subliminal Beef. Rap giants Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and Kanye have all targeted Eminem through their music, and he has allegedly had “subliminal beef” with them for a long time. It looks like the rappers have been sending hidden messages to each other for years.

Number Two: Size Matters. Though Eminem is a small, slender man, he wears XXL-sized clothing. Whether this has to do with an ego issue or something else is yet to be determined.

Number One: PB&…What? A crackhead once broke into Eminem’s house, but instead of holding him up at gunpoint and asking him for money, he made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead. We’re wondering if he used creamy or crunchy peanut butter.