Is Eminem Really On Drugs?

When I read the other day that Eminem’s video for “3 A.M.” would be having its premier on Skinemax, I thought for certain there would be pr0n in it. It’s a good thing I didn’t bother tuning in. I was too busy having the most traumatic weekend evar.

Yesterday, I somehow managed to injure myself getting out of bed. I ended up having to have some sort of procedure to have my left arm put back in its socket. And that’s only after I spent about three hours sitting around with my arm just kinda dangling, like Jeff the Drunk. No Boutros. It was as painful as shit. It’s no wonder that guy drinks so much.

In case you’re wondering, yeah, I tried to do that thing where you just shove it back in, like Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon. Nullus. It didn’t work, and not just because I was too much of a pussy to go through with it. As a professional blogger and now a homeowner (crime does pay, if not particularly well), I would have done pretty much anything to avoid going to the hospital.

The only good thing that came of it is that I got a pretty good deal on some vicodin – though I’m gonna have to consult the Google to see if you can get high off of it. I know I took a number of pills people shoved in my hands when I was in college, and a lot of them didn’t really do anything. I took one vicodin when I got home yesterday, but I fell asleep pretty much right away.

If I remember, I might have to pop a few of them and see if these new Eminem songs sound any better than they do. Which is to say, not at all. I know he keeps hinting at being on pills in the publicity for the new album, but I’m not sure what exactly he’s been taking. It could be that, whatever it is, his new music sounds way better when you’re on it – like how UGK supposedly sounds better when you’re high on prescription cough syrup.

The things I do for hip-hop journalism…

Actually, I’m not sure if Eminem is even on any pills. If he wants to call his album Relapse, and have all of those pills on the cover, and go on the cover of Vibe magazine with the cover line, “I Almost Died[1],” he should be forced to have someone flip cam him taking a buncha pills and see what happens, like that episode of the Tom Green Show (late ’90s forevah!) when he drank a shedload of Vodka and threw up in a toilet.

No homo Juelz Santana, I was watching the clip for “3.A.M.,” and Eminem doesn’t look like he’s spent the past five years sitting around getting fucked up. I, of all people, should know what that looks like. It could be that he did spend a few years getting fucked up (five years is a long time to be sitting around not doing shit), then he had that heart attack (remember that shit?), then he spent the past couple of years getting himself, lest he look chubby with his shirt off. You know how they roll over at Interscope.

But of course his album’s not gonna be called Too Old to Kick It – it’s gonna be called Relapse, and it’s gonna be about how many drugs he takes. As if.

I actually had my own health wake up call this weekend, though I’m sure it’s not what you were hoping for. Even though I had a somewhat privilege upbringing, and now I pay for health insurance (which comes with a free doctor’s visit) out of my own pocket as an adult, I haven’t been for a regular check up since I was like, 13. I figured I was probably in decent health, since I usually feel fine, regardless of whether or not I should. Day in and day out, I do things that would kill lesser men, and I wake up feeling healthy as a fucking horse.

Before they put me under yesterday, they hooked me up to these machines to check my vital signs, and, wouldn’t you know, I’m fit as a fucking fiddle. I’m like Artie Lange back before he switched from coke to heroin. My old man, who’s run something like 30 marathons, said my blood pressure was better than his. Granted, he’s way older than I am. By the time I get to be 51, I might not be running anything other than my bowels – if I’m lucky. If I am fucked the fuck up when I get older, hopefully I’ll at least have the sense not to pretend like I’m still young. I doubt I’d be fooling anyone.

[1] As one of the few white artists allowed on the cover of Vibe, he should be aware of his privilege.

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  • BossGame

    Juries sttill out on the new Em. Beat sounds like classic Dre though

    • Max Profit

      3AM is the kind of Em song & video I’ve been waiting for.
      Eminem does that white boy shit!
      I like it cause niggas can’t really do what Em does.
      This gives Em his own lane. If he tried to do what Nas Or Jay does he would have never got on.
      As long as you do you and ya have skills – I don’t care what a rapper talks about, Imma respect him/her.

      Is he on drugs for real? WHO CARES!?!

    • Max Profit

      I been waiting for a song/video from Em like 3AM.

      This is how Em got on in the first place!
      Slim Shady is a pill poppin, baby mama killin, over the top white boy!

      Niggas can’t do this shit so it gives Em his own lane.
      Once you got your own lane you don’t have to compete with anyone.
      It’s Just good business!!!

      Is Eminem really on drugs? Who Cares!?!

      • JCITYHUSTLA617


    • BD

      i dont even know why i bother coming to this site and especially reading this hatin ass wigger (yea i said wigger, you aint that homie in the pic white boy) blog. nobody cares what you do in your personal life bitch. and if you cant at least respect em’s flow they you shouldnt be allowed to speak on this rap shit, cuz dude kills

    • B Fuckin Dub

      Are U retarded??? which classic dre beat sounds like 3 A.M. fake ass hip hop fans….. and the jury is not out on thr new EM. The jury says the new EM is cooler than ur mom…who sucks up the entire Detroit Pistons bench. No starters tho.. she bit Sheed…twice ha

  • Tony Grand$

    Take your health serious, Bol. That drinking will catch you when you least expect it.

    So, I’ve heard the first three leaked joints off of “Relapse”. I don’t think he’s on drugs anymore. There’s a huge difference in the magnitude of his imagination on “The Slim Shady LP” & present-day Eminem. I prefer the crazed, drug-addicted, self loathing mental case, but it is what it is.

    If you listen close to his albums, you can hear the change.

    You didn’t fall out of bed, you rubbing them out way too much. Get a girlfriend, for the love of God.

    • Pierzy

      You think he threw his arm out while beating it like a pitcher on the mound? I could see that…

      • Tony Grand$

        He probably felt the need to christen every room of the house, like the backseat of a new car.

        • JCITYHUSTLA617


      • Pierzy

        Bol: “Hey, I haven’t ‘done’ it in the foyer yet!!”

        • Tony Grand$


          He’s saving the basement for “sentimental” reasons.

        • $ykotic

          Naw it ain’t that. Dude finally is sleeping in a bed!

          Then again it’s probably both scenarios…



    • B Fuckin Dub

      tony grand ur gay too, and em leaked five joints get ur knowledge up

  • Pierzy

    “I may be off drugs, but it’s made me off track…”


  • Illegal1

    Over the years, I too have taken a number of prescriptions meds. I had a sore throat last year and they gave me some purple pills, all of a sudden that D12 video purple “hills” made hella sense. It was about dudes stacking their paper and getting their money legit, they also predicted a black president soon and what do you know. I for one think Eminem needs to stop swagger jacking Lil Wyte, he’s the original wyte pill rapper. Has anyone heard his song about oxycotton? that shit was banging in my trunk the chorus was sheer genius “Oxycotton, zanex bars, percozets and loratab’s…” ahhhh those where the days.

    • Jamal7Mile


      School me more on Lil Wite. Is he on YouTube?
      Em been spitin’ crazy stuff since ’95 that I have PERSONALLY witnessed (think Detroit, cyphers, the real life crowd in the 8 Mile movie, I was there).

      Esham, Natas (spell it backwards), Gravediggaz… Horrorcore been around way before Em. And way after him, too.

      Tell me more, homie. I’m an ol’ head who never get tired of learning new stuff!!



  • sealsaa

    No suprise. This guy sticks to the same format every album, and its been stale since The Eminem Show. I guess its no different than how Jay-Z always raps about how he used to be poor and grew up in the projects, but with that having been said, Jay-Z doesn’t sell as well as he used to either. Be nice if Eminem could come up with some fresh subject matter, other than killing his ex, hating his mom, loving his daughter, and gorging himself on drugs and alcohol.

  • sealsaa

    …Oh and the stale pop-culture references. Can’t forget those…



  • El Tico Loco


    I see your point about Eminem subject matter but only he can do it. After 5 years of sped up samples, Akon, TPain hooks, autotune, and 1 million rappers claiming they have money (in a recession mind you), we could use a change of subject matter (shit my bills make me wanna take pills). True he keeps talking about the same things, but at least is different from what everyone else is talking about.

    • sealsaa

      @ El Tico Loco

      I agree, we do need to hear something different, but that should also include something different from Eminem as well. He’s too talented to be sticking to a tired old gimmick. Let the Plies’ and the 50 cent’s and the Rick Ross’ do that corny shit. That angry white boy angst was new and interesting back when he first came out, but now its just redundant and stale.

  • enzo

    eminem didn’t swagger jack Lil Wyte. Eminem was talking that pill poppin shit from jump street. Lil Wyte is dope though. he is similar to Eminem except he is from the south and equipped with a little more gangster sensibility.



  • asdf

    I told you eskay looked less healthy than you

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Shit, the Herbz has never been a pill-popper, but I did get some prescription meds once when I got my wisdom teeth taken out. It’s not what you think, neither–White Niggaz got perfect pearly whites. Thing is, I was having them removed to be dipped in platinum, then re-installed. Anyway, yeah, I popped a few pills, sat on the leather sofa and I must have dozed off. I had a crazy dream, mang: These hippie bitches came over and smoked me out, then we went outside and chiefed some more in their VW Bus and then we fucked on the shag carpet. It was strange… Then, I woke up, checked the Breitling and noticed about 3 hours had passed since I dozed off. Word to Biggie, I was certain it was all a dream because I didn’t feel high, but my shirt did smell faintly of Nag Champa and then I found drops of motor oil in my driveway…

    No more pills.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • BGZ

    Nobody should be doing no kinds of drugs.

    Pimp C was a year younger then Eminem; ODB wasn’t 36 when he passed away.

    Granted, I started drinking at 13, and tried out all kinds of stupid shit in my late teens-early 20s (I’m about same age as Bol), but at some point, around 21-22 it stopped being fun and it just held me back.

    I ain’t gone all Mormon yet, but you gotta find time to move on from it; most of the drugs don’t get you on such an awesome high, anyway.

    So fuck Eminem for promoting being on drugs, muthafucka pro’ly on a probiotic yoghurt diet, watching his weight and shit.

    Dr. Dre, he ain’t smokin’, he on power shakes.

    • hands

      2 things… smoking aint really taking drugs and dr dre is still smoking. jay z too. real talk

  • nate dogg

    smoke weed everyday

  • Moi

    that’s gotta be true about em, 50, and dre . . . power shakes, lean meat and fish, plenty of water, vegetables. not pills, weed, hard liquor. but yes, on vicoden, everything sounds good, bol–go for it (combine it with some weed and coke and check out carter III as well)

  • clammyclaude

    fuck all the hype n the press just see what th music sounds like thats all that maters


    hah bol you pussy i put mines back in by myself and after the burning sensation. along with the trip to the hospital to check it i was fine.

    • El Tico Loco

      That sounds like u tried a home remedy for STD’s

      • FlapJack


        And that Em jawn was garbage. unoriginal and cheesy. He’s not even trying

  • poisenivy520


    He just released a new track with roccet exclusively to the site

    Juice & Roccett- Haters (They Be On They Job)

    also add on myspace

  • FaCeRapeMcGee

    Its people like this guy that make eminem want 2 rap the way he does. ever since he came out he said things so beyond any sane persons perseption that you would look at it and say “how can some1 walkin the streets ‘lagaly sane’ even come up with this” Its all a story. 1st He introduced us 2 SlimShady with the SS LP, Then Marshal Mathers with the M&M LP, Then once the media had a 3-4 year free-4-all wit his life, The EminEm Show. Then once he felt he gave us enough Encore. Which the cover, booklet & a few songs was basically him giving us a final show the Slim Shady finally snapped infront of us all & shot himself, but Marshal lived on… So is he on drugs… Marshal may or may not be… But Slim Shady sure as hell is and he alot higher then some bullshit pillz!

  • grp03

    3 AM is nasty vintage Em. Which is why, Bol, you suck fat hairy white dick.

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