Eminem Talks Recovery, Public Life

Eminem has sold nearly 3 million copies of his Recovery album, despite the curently tepid climate of the music industry. Add in the fact that he has been on of the most popular and best-selling artists over the past decade, and it creates a recipe for a social life that is non-existent.

“As far as going out, like dinner and a movie–I just can’t,” Em tells Rolling Stone in an exclusive which hits news stands November 13. “Going out in public is just too crazy.”

For Eminem, art apparently imitates life. The interview is said to focus on “the rapper's long battle with prescription drugs, his difficulties with women and the pain of being abandoned by his father at six months old.” In the following excerpt, Em sheds some light on the emotions that drive songs like “Kim,” “Superman” and “Don’t Approach Me.”

“I have trust issues,” he adds. “With women, friends, whatever. You always wonder what their real motives are. I’ve got a small circle of friends, and it’s a lot of the same friends I’ve known forever. Right now, that works for me. I came out of some difficult things these past couple of years. I kind of feel like I’m just now finding my footing. So I want to make sure that’s secure before I go out and do anything else. I need to keep working on myself for a while.”