Curious facts you didn't know about Eminem

Gen Z is trying to cancel Eminem, and Millennials aren’t having it

Stars Insider

03/03/21 | StarsInsider

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Fact: Eminem is one of the few artists who can start trending on Twitter without doing or saying anything.

The rapper is the most recent target of Gen Z, who appear to be discovering his music for the first time and are appalled at the offensive lyrics and instances of homophobic language. Millennials are lashing back, however, arguing that the songs were put out in a different era, and criticizing Gen Z for their taste in mumble rappers. Meanwhile, stans are flooding Twitter with Eminem's praises, including holding the Guinness World Record for fastest rap in a No. 1 single (in 'Godzilla' he squeezes 225 words into one 30-second segment–that’s 7.5 words per second). 

“It's crazy how this man can do absolutely nothing and still get on trending, Eminem really lives rent free in so many heads” one Twitter user wrote.

It's been a long road to get here, though. Eminem has been a part of the music scene for more than 20 years, and he has the accomplishments and controversies to prove it. Beginning with his breakout 'The Slim Shady LP,' the rapper has gone through numerous ups and downs throughout his career, both in his personal life and with his music. But how much do you actually know about the real Slim Shady? 

Click through this gallery and learn more about the iconic rapper.

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