Eminem waxes lyri­cal on Car­rey char­ac­ter

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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

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