Eminem Admits Recording Parts of The Slim Shady LP While on Ecstasy
Date: April 1999
What happened? When Rolling Stone profiled Eminem back in 1999, he was so into drugs he was popping ecstasy right in front of journalists (Yeah, well Complex’s EIC Noah Callahan-Bever did Vicodin with Em. Take that!). Em told RS that two of the songs off The Slim Shady LP were made while he was on X. Em claimed he would be in the studio with Dr. Dre for days, get high on drugs, and then wake up days later and listen to what they had done.
Complex says: We sure are glad that Eminem is sober now...but we sure are glad he did drugs at some point.