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Eminem on Being a Dad

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In Eminem's new book, "The Way I Am," he talks about how he's changed and the importance of family. Here's an exclusive excerpt:

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"I'm a lot better than I used to be ...but it's still messed up. I'm 35 years old. I'm a dad now. Once you hit 30, you're supposed to at least be a half-grown-ass man, you know what I mean? The truth is, a lot of things put me on edge ...It can be something as simple as being asked a million stupid questions, or a rapper who's not on my level trying to come up by starting beef with me ...God knows, 10 years down the road I don't want my daughters hearing about all this some­where and going, 'He thinks it's cool to act like this.' Because I don't. But, you know, when you grow up like I did--bouncing around, fighting for everything--it does make you angry ...It was almost a way for me to piss back in the face of the people who pissed on me all my life--to get back at every bully who ever picked on me, every person who ever f---ed with me growing up. The fact that Hailie's life is so differ­ent than mine is one of my proudest achievements ... The stakes are high, and my family comes first. Marshall Mathers behind bars isn't cute, and Eminem behind bars is terrible for business."

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Maartinjsh October 25, 2008, 6:35 PM

Good words:)


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