LOS ANGELES, Calif. —In a recent interview with Anderson Cooper, rapper Eminem who uses foul language to illustrate his songs, revealed he does not curse in his private life.
“Profanity around my house? No,” says Eminem, when Cooper asks if he acts like he does on stage or on his records in his real life.
In a rare interview to air on TV’s “60 Minutes”, the hip-hop star says,”I’m not saying there’s not glimpses of me in the music, (that) there’s not truth in … things that I say. But this is music, this is my art …”
Eminem said when he is home he is focused on being a good father.
“I’m a parent. I have daughters. I mean, how would I really sound, as a person … walking around my house (saying,) ‘Bitch, pick this up,’ you know what I mean? … I don’t cuss.”
When cooper asked if he feels a sense of responsibility when his young fans use the words they hear in his songs, the rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, responds, “I feel like it’s your job to parent them. If you’re the parent, be a parent.”
During the interview, Mathers talks about his early years and the ridicule he endured being the new kid at school. He also talks about his rise to fame and the drug addiction that nearly cost him his career.
The full interview is scheduled to air Sunday, Oct. 10, at7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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