The Morning After airs Monday ” Friday from 8:00 am ” noon ET on Shade 45, SIRIUS channel 45 and XM channel 66.
Shade 45 is SIRIUS XMâ„¢s uncensored, commercial-free hip-hop channel created by Eminem, Shady Records, Interscope Records and SIRIUS. Below are excerpts from the interview.
Eminem on hip-hop:
EMINEM: I would. I mean, there hasnâ„¢t really, necessarily, been a time for me to like really get out there and do collaborations lately, because Iâ„¢ve been so locked down in the studio. But Iâ„¢m open for whatever. There are a lot of artists in the game that I respect. Especially right now. I think I might have mentioned in one of the articles that I did lately, that for a while it seemed like hip-hop was not really in a good place for a good three or four years. It seemed like all anybody really cared about was making a, having a dope beat and making a good hook and there was kind of no substance. It seems to be coming back ¦with artists like Lil Wayne, artists like T.I., Kanye. I like Kanye a lot too. It just seems like itâ„¢s getting back to being in a good place again.
EMINEM: And especially because I am back. So I think that hip-hop will really be in a great place, because I am back.
Eminem on Kim Kardashian:
ANGELA YEE: How do you feel about Kim Kardashian being honored to be in your video? Some people ¦might get offended. But she took the other route and she said she canâ„¢t believe, sheâ„¢s the biggest fan of yours. Sheâ„¢s very excited.
EMINEM: I donâ„¢t know if sheâ„¢s gonna be honored when the record comes out.
ANGELA YEE: She said it already.
EMINEM: When the actual album comes out, I donâ„¢t know if sheâ„¢s gonna be honored.
ANGELA YEE: Why not?
EMINEM: Nah, Iâ„¢m kidding.
EMINEM: No, itâ„¢s cool. Honestly, Ange, you know me, Iâ„¢ve spent my career taking shots at celebrities and itâ„¢s kinda been ¦itâ„¢s not really meant to ¦.itâ„¢s just to be taken at face value. Thereâ„¢s never a deeper meaning, when people think that Iâ„¢m doing it to just ¦well I guess I am doing it to just do it ¦
ANGELA YEE: ¦Kim Kardashian, you should be honored. Eminem just spoofed you in a video ¦
EMINEM: I think itâ„¢s cool. She took it like a good sport ¦I think itâ„¢s cool when people do that. And theyâ„¢re kinda just like, Ëœoh, thatâ„¢s him.â„¢
ANGELA YEE: now you know who you have to spoof next?
EMINEM: Whoâ„¢s that?
ANGELA YEE: Bill Oâ„¢Reilly, because he was taking some shots at you.
EMINEM: That guy is funny.
ANGELA YEE: You think heâ„¢s funny?
EMINEM: Oh yeah, heâ„¢s hilarious. When I seen the thing, when I was surfing the Internet, which I do so much ¦
EMINEM: I seen it and I was like ¦.it is what it is.
ANGELA YEE: Thatâ„¢s what he does.
EMINEM: Yeah, itâ„¢s exactly, I guess itâ„¢s what he does in his world ¦
ANGELA YEE: He attacks whatever hip-hop artist is at the top of their game, at the moment.
EMINEM: Yeah, exactly.
Eminem on acting:
ANGELA YEE: People want to know about movies and acting. You did 8 Mile. Everybody thought you did a fantastic job in that movie. Thatâ„¢s a classic movie. And then thereâ„¢s been talk about you being in other things ¦are you doing anymore acting?
EMINEM: As of right now, Iâ„¢m not. But weâ„¢re open to scripts. And Iâ„¢m definitely looking to getting back into it ¦soon. I donâ„¢t know exactly how soon, but soon.
PAUL ROSENBERG (Eminemâ„¢s manager): Heâ„¢s got a cameo coming up. But he canâ„¢t tell you what it is.
ANGELA YEE: A cameo coming up, OK. You did already, though, the cameo?
EMINEM: Canâ„¢t tell you what it is. Or what movie. Or what I did in it.
ANGELA YEE: But you did do a cameo?
EMINEM: Yeah, somewhere along the line ¦.last year.
ANGELA YEE: Is it a comedy or a drama? Can we know that?
EMINEM: Canâ„¢t tell you.
ANGELA YEE: A murder mystery?
EMINEM: A murder mystery, comedy, epic, drama, Disney movie.
PAUL ROSENBERG (Eminemâ„¢s manager): Thatâ„¢s coming out this summer.