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18th Jun 2022

Eminem might not release any more music after he turns 50

April Curtin

The 49-year-old has just released his first single in over a year

Eminem’s treated us to a brand new single this week, but according to previous comments he has made, we might not be able to expect too much more music from him.

The King and I is the rapper’s latest track, which will feature on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie coming out in June. It has already gained over 1 million views on Eminem’s Instagram alone, and it is clear the 49-year-old rapper still has a huge fan base.

But comments he made in an earlier interview suggest he might not make any more music once he reaches 50-years-old.

Speaking to VIBE back when he was 37, Eminem said he wasn’t sure “how much longer [he had] in [the] game.”

He said: “I’m always going to love hip-hop. But how much longer am I going to still do it? I couldn’t really give you an answer. But the day that this is not better than the last will probably be the day I stop.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: Eminem performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Eminem performing at the Super Bowl in February 2022 (Photo: Getty)

“See, I’m old school. The fans might say the shit is garbage. You don’t how long people are going to want you around . . . Realistically, if I don’t rap, what the f*ck am I going to do? It’s too late to just be unfamous right now at this point.”

The rapper joked that he “hope[s]” he doesn’t need the money to have to keep going, but also mentioned how he really just wants to be “regular”.

He said: “I don’t consider myself a star. Obviously, I know I’m a celebrity but I don’t look at myself in that light. I’m just me, man. It’s one of the reasons that I stay here [in Detroit].

“I don’t want the attention. I don’t like the attention. I don’t like all that shit. Yes, I love the respect and the admiration that some people show me but I don’t thrive off that whole thing.”

Eminem will reach the big 5.0 on October 17 this year. Surely four months is more than enough time to squeeze in an album…right?

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