Eminem ends up wanting to fight someone if he reads comments about himself online.
The 42-year-old once claimed he didn’t know how to use a computer. But now it seems he’s learnt the ropes, but still avoids it at all costs.
“I don’t particularly go on the Internet, because the experiences that I’ve had are not good. It’s not productive for me,” he told the New York Times. “Once I’m on the computer, it’s over, because I’m tempted to look at everything. I went on the computer recently and got on one site, read five comments and was like, “Man.” I have friends that do it — rapper friends. I’m like, “I don’t know how you do that.” Because you end up wanting to fight someone, kill them, or kill yourself — usually all three at once.”
Not being au fait with the World Wide Web means Eminem isn’t a prolific tweeter or poster to Instagram. The Lose Yourself star thinks social media has had an effect on current rap music, and not always in a good way.
“I know there are a lot of Twitter beefs. People used to just make songs. But it is what it is,” he said. “The world’s forever changing, and you’ve just gotta adapt and evolve.”
While some of his peers such as 50 Cent and Dr. Dre have adapted themselves to become businessmen as well as musicians, Eminem prefers to keep his focus solely on music.
“With 50, I could always see that coming, even from the start. He was always so business-minded,” he added. “He’s always been so in tune with what the next move is, where I may be — I hate to say it — but I tend to be more narrow-minded. Just so tunnel vision with the music. Down the road, maybe I could see myself producing records, but I feel like I’ll always want something to do with music. There’s not a lot of other [stuff] I’m really into.”