July 23rd, 2010
11:29 AM ET
He’s had choice words for everyone from Britney Spears to Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey over the years, but now Eminem is coming to the defense of Taylor Swift.
In the August issue of Spin magazine, the outspoken rapper reflects upon the 20-year-old country queen’s infamous moment at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in which Kanye West, 33, interrupted her Best Female Video acceptance speech, saying that Beyonce deserved her award.
“He shouldn’t have done that, man. I mean, she’s a little girl,” Em, 37, told Spin.
Em also admitted that, out of jealousy, he almost included a song on his new “Recovery” album that dissed the careers of both West and Lil Wayne. But, he noted, “It would have been career suicide.”
The father of a 14-year-old daughter, Em said he’s become more sensitive with time – and that’s the very reason he avoids pop culture as well as the Internet these days.
"Here's why I don't know how to work a computer: If I learn how, I'm going to be on that [expletive] all day looking at comments about me,” he explained, “and it's going to drive me crazy."
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