They also discuss Revival and how Dr. Dre is like Obi-Wan Kenobi
Mutual fans Elton John and Eminem sat down for a candid conversation about their careers in a new piece for Interview magazine. At one point, Elton asks Eminem about his Trump freestyle from the BET Hip-Hop Awards, which Eminem confirms was not actually a freestyle. “I wrote it,” he says. “The original idea was for me to go to the BET Awards and do it a cappella onstage. I went home that same day and wrote it all, but then at the last minute, plans got switched around and we filmed it in Detroit.” Elsewhere in the piece, they discuss Eminem’s upcoming album Revival, his relationship with Dr. Dre (Elton asks, “He’s a bit like Obi-Wan Kenobi, am I right?”), and the Grammys collaboration that first brought them together. “I was for sure on drugs when we met,” Eminem notes. Read the full interview here.
Revival is due out December 15. It features the Beyoncé collaboration, “Walk on Water.” Read “Roll Your Eyes, But Eminem’s Trump-Skewering Freestyle Mattered” on the Pitch, and check out “The Year in Protest Music 2017.”