Eminem comes to the defense of Taylor Swift
July 23rd, 2010
11:29 AM ET

Eminem comes to the defense of Taylor Swift

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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  1. Mandy

    Eminem is very generous andd has grown so much in life. I love him more now then when he first came out, but regardless have always loved him. He's real and you don't get too many real people nowadays!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. mtbr1975

    Not sure why it would be career suicide for Em to diss West and Lil'Wayne... After all, EM is still the number 1 selling rap artist of all time...

    August 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kay

    He is a mean spirited, ugly person. Who cares what he has to say? I hope he does get a computer, so he can read THIS.

    August 6, 2010 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. me

    20 yrs old is not a little girl. That's a grown woman. Eminem has insulted Pop Divas Mariah Carey, Britney Spears etc... I can care less if he has finally grown up. If that is the case he should allow Kanye to grow also and not judge so much.

    July 24, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      Yeah, but Taylor hasn't done anything to make herself look like a fool. Spears and Carey....just look at them.

      August 5, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dee

    I'm a big Eminem fan, have all of his albums, but Em did the same thing to celebrities similar to Taylor Swift most of his career, so he can't really be calling out Kanye. Just at last year's BET Awards Cypher, Eminem's exact lyrics were "Mail a gift to Taylor Swift's trailer, a picture of my genetalia, with a note saying, B**** I can't wait to nail ya.

    July 24, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. EmiemKanyeFan

    This is the Question that interviewers ask rappers. What the hell. It happened more than a year ago. And people still can't get over it? Eminem has done some pretty crazy things as an entertainer as well. So please.

    "Kanye...keep ya head up" – Eminem

    July 24, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Sippy

      I couldn't agree more. That situation is old news. Swift got so much publicity from it, and people are now determined to make her even more successful just to prove a point. It was wrong what he did, but she was embarrassed by it, not destroyed, and even benefitted from it. Let's move on.

      July 24, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. Odalice Feliz

    Eminem the only thing that's going to drive you crazy is you looking at me!!!!

    July 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ashley

    eminem the best!!

    July 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TammyB

    I liked him when he first started, but I think I like him even more now! Glad he doesn't read the internet/blogs....it CAN drive you crazy!

    July 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. CLOVE

    love eminem~~ so happy he is back to entertain us~~~thank you from coming back eminem your fans love you.........wait he wont even read this that sucks ha

    July 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Just Sayin...

    It's nice to hear he has something nice to say about a woman in general, especially a pop icon. It's also nice to hear that he openly disagrees with Kanye West's actions, but decided against trying to make a buck off it, even though he attributes that to wanting to stay in business. And yeah, it is about time he grew up, but at least it has happened. Let's just hope we don't have to hear any more about his fantasies of killing Kim.

    July 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joan Durtz

    He's grown up? The guy is 37 years old and has a 14 year old daughter. Um, it's about time!

    July 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Francis

    I'm so proud of Eminem. He's grown up so much. His music has matured as well. Love it. :)

    July 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lol

    Most comments on these forums are garbage, anyway (including some of mine, I admit that). He's not missing much.

    July 23, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. playemloud

    Does anyone want a Fresca? I having mine with some lemon drop cookies. Mmmmmm

    July 23, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  16. lol

    Elton John, is that you?

    July 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |

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