Eminem's Shady toilet
'Lose Yourself' rapper Eminem - whose memoirs 'The Way I Am' go on sale today (21.10.08) - was on the toilet when he came up with his nickname Slim Shady
Eminem was on the toilet when he came up with his nickname Slim Shady.
The 'Lose Yourself' rapper finds his bathroom an inspiring place where he comes up with a lot of ideas.
He said: "I was sitting on the toilet and a lot of good material came out of that. This name popped into my head. I was kind of skinny and I thought maybe it should be something slim.
"And then for some reason Slim Shady popped into my mind and I just thought of 20 things to rhyme with it.
"I just thought, 'This is it'. I went back in the room and just kept writing."
Eminem - whose memoirs 'The Way I Am' go on sale today (21.10.08) - has also revealed the point when he decided it was time to turn his life around.
The hip-hop star - real name Marshall Mathers - pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon during a fight outside a nightclub and was sentenced to one year's probation and community service in June 2001.
He added: "I think I made a decision when I was sitting in the back of the cop car.
"But when I got through it, I was like, 'I can't act like an idiot anymore. I got kids.' "
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