My iPod #192: Eminem – Cleanin’ Out My Closet


“Cleanin’ Out My Closet” was the bitter, and brutally blunt second single from “The Eminem Show” after the humorous chart-topper “Without Me” in 2002.

Up until the album’s release Eminem’s previous albums contained lyrics alluding to his mother’s incompetence as a parent and his crappy childhood, but this track is the culmination – basically a direct verbal attack at her. Do not worry though, it’s all for justifiable reasons which he makes very clear in the song.

He has now apologised for the song, and has confirmed that he won’t perform it at shows and cringes when it comes on the radio.

Every rapper really loves their mum.


Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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