Eminem’s 2002 “The Eminem Show” remains one of his best-loved albums, and as the rapper prepares to drop a special 15th-anniversary re-release, he reveals the surprising inspiration behind the project.
“The concept of ‘The Eminem Show’ was inspired by ‘The Truman Show’, because my life felt it was becoming a circus around that time & I felt like I was always being watched,” reveals Slim Shady in an Instagram post, crediting the 1998 dramedy in which Jim Carrey plays an oblivious guy who has no idea his entire life, since birth, has been filmed for an hit reality show.
“Basically,” adds Eminem, “Jim Carrey wrote my album.”
Meanwhile, fans will be able to check out “The Eminem Show: Anniversary Capsule”, which will be released Tuesday night for those who sign up for early access.
Eminem has also been devoting himself to charitable endeavours in recent days. On May 25, he shared a Twitter post inviting fans to help victims of the Manchester bombing and their families by making a donation to the British Red Cross and a crowdfunding initiative set up by the Manchester News.