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.