Eminem appeared on 60 Minutes last night, and spoke to Anderson Cooper about his rise to fame against all odds.
One thing he addressed that shocked us was how much he was bullied in school as a child. “There were a lot of instances,” Eminem said. “I was beat up in the bathroom, beat up in the hallways, shoved in the lockers.”
He went on to say he got into rap so that he could start earning some respect. But with fame and fortune came a lot of criticism.
His music has sparked protests by organizations like GLAAD, and many call him a “misogynist” and “homophobic.”
“I felt like I was being attacked. I was singled out, and I thought, ‘Is it because of the color of my skin?’”
“I don’t have any problem with nobody,” Eminem continued.
Check out the rest of the interview below.