Eminem waxes lyrical on Carrey character
EMINEM has revealed that Jim Carrey’s character Truman Burbank from The Truman Show inspired the lyrical content for his 2002 LP The Eminem Show.
The 44-year-old rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, shared with his 12.5 million followers how his life at the time was similar to the 55-year-old actor’s alter-ego, whose life is part of a TV set.
The Lose Yourself hitmaker has admitted he felt like he was in a goldfish bowl constantly being watched when he first found fame and as a result has credited the comedian for basically writing his album.
Taking to Instagram to announce that he’s reissuing his seminal fourth studio to mark its 15th anniversary, Eminem posted a photograph with a handwritten note, which explained: “The concept 4, The Eminem Show, was inspired by The Truman Show because my life felt like it was becoming a circus around that time and I felt like I was always being watched.
“Basically, Jim Carrey wrote my album,” Eminem said.
Fans of the Not Afraid star would be able to receive The Eminem Show anniversary capsule special by signing up to his mailing list on his official website, shadyrecords.com
Eminem captioned the post: “#TheEminemShow Anniversary Collection. Link In Bio For Early Access.”
Meanwhile, the hiphop legend was gearing up for his headline slot at the Reading and Leeds festivals in England, scheduled for the weekend of August 25 to 27 at Richfield Avenue, Reading, and Bramham Park in Leeds.
It would be the star’s first performance at the music extravaganza in four years.
Reading and Leeds boss Melvin Benn enthused: “Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting.
“His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can’t wait to have him back,” Benn added. – Bang Showbiz