They collaborated eight years ago on Stan at the Grammys and embraced each other with a kiss at the end of the performance, and dispite still using lyrics that some would deem homophobic, Eminem and Elton John are still buddy buddy.
In fact, they may be closer than we all thought!
In a new interview, Em reveals that he reached out to Elton when he wanted to get off drugs. He says; “He had a substance abuse problem in the past. So when I first wanted to get sober, I called him and spoke to him about it because, you know, he’s somebody who’s in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be.” Adding, “He understands like the pressure and any other reasons that you wanna come up with for doing drugs, you know. Me and him have had similar lives and stuff. So I reached out to him and told him: ‘Look, I’m going through a problem and I need your advice.'”
Eminem is set to release his latest feature album, Relapse, next Tuesday on May 19. Chances are you already have it.