On Wednesday we reported that rapper Eminem looks set to score a Number 1 this weekend on the Official Albums Chart with his new album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ and could also score one of the biggest selling albums of 2013.
The rapper has commented on social media in an interview and confessed that he tries to ignore it all because he believes it can destroy people and it’s very negative.
Eminem sat down recently and spoke with Rolling Stone magazine and said that while he knows social media sites like Twitter exist he doesn’t like to get involved in them.
The rapper confessed that online there’s a huge amount of criticism and it’s not something he wants to indulge in.
“I really try not to pay attention. Put it this way: I want to keep my finger on the pulse of what’s going on, so I don’t want to be ignorant in that sense. But at the same time I can’t pay attention to what everyone’s saying.”
“I would never be able to make music, I don’t think, if I just got caught up in that. ‘Cause I would probably get caught up in some ugly arguments with people.”
“‘Yo, drive to my house now. What the blip?’ It would consume a lot of my time and it would be very counterproductive to do that.”
He added: “But I still do. And that’s what’s f**ked up.”
Recently Eminem commented on the state of record sales and downloading of tracks illegally including those from ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’.
In a short clip he said: “Due to a massive amount of bootlegging and constant downloading, people are no longer buying CDs so that we can get paid for our f**king work.”
He continued: “They are just continuing to get songs for free. See, what they do is they buy computers, strictly pick songs that they like and burn them onto CDs or put them on iPods… putting music retail in a tremendous slump.”
The ‘Berzerk’ star then joked that without money from sales he would be: “forced to tour, causing more stress, arguments with my wife, not being able to see my kids, drink more, take more pills, punch more people in the face, hate the world and end up in rehab.”
The short clip ends with him saying: “Not that I wouldn’t have done the same thing if I could get music for free if I was a kid, but now that I rap for a living – buy my God damn CDs!”