When Eminem was sued in 2003 by the bully, DeAngelo Bailey for slandering him in the song “Brain Damage”, the judge threw out the case and provided the ruling by rapping it.
A person who picked on Eminem in school sued him for his 1999 song ‘Brain Damage’. The judge dismissed the case and delivered the verdict as a rap.
Eminem was so severely bullied in public school that his mother sued the local school board for “failing to sufficiently protect her child”.
In 2001, British author Giles Foden (Last King of Scotland) compared Eminem to Robert Browning, one of the foremost Victorian poets, and remarked that “a brief examination of ‘Stan’ reveals it to have all the depth and texture of the greatest examples of English verse.”
Eminem was sued by his own mother for $10 million because he made offensive remarks about her in his songs, but she was only awarded $1,600.
There is a community that believes Eminem died in 2006-2007 and that his current manifestation is an imposter/doppelganger.
Eminem was offered the lead role in the 2013 sci-fi movie, Elysium. He was interested but he turned it down due to one major condition not being met: Elysium would have to be shot in his hometown, Detroit.
Eminem recorded his Slim Shady LP under the influence of ecstasy. Dr. Dre described the experience by saying “We get in there, get bugged out, stay in the studio for f*ckin’ two days. Then you’re dead for three days. Then you wake up, pop the tape in, like, ‘Let me see what I’ve done.“
Eminem won an Academy Award… and slept through the ceremony while at home watching cartoons with his daughter.