Eminem is dropping a triple double this month. His new record, MMLP2 has gone platinum. He's got an extensive interview with the BBC in the middle of his biggest publicity run in years. And now, he's apparently rekindled his romance with his ex-wife Kim Scott Mathers, but to what end?
For years, one of Eminem's favorite schticks was threatening Kim's life in his music, even referring to her as his "baby's mother" when he'd talk about killing her. His actual relationship with the woman is incalculably more complicated than his music suggests, but according to Kim, his abuse caused her to attempt suicide.
Now that they may be getting back together, let's look at the most horrible things he has ever said to her. We've asked expert Dr. Dro to analyze some of the lyrics (his responses are in italics) and tell us what they say about the future of Kim and Marshall's relationship. Maybe Kim will realize Eminem really is a great guy underneath it all:
A lot of Eminem's rage comes from his feelings of impotence, and not being heard in his relationship with Kim. Her refusal to acknowledge his homicidal rage emasculates him, and needs to be worked on if the relationship is to move forward.
Much of Eminem's violent obsession with Kim surrounds her relationships with other men, both real and imagined. Marshall seems less interested in a relationship with Kim based around equality and respect, and more fascinated with sole possession of her. Being able to own and degrade her while no other man can so much as look at her isn't Marshall's fantasy, though, so much as catching her with someone else and giving into his murderous lust.
Eminem believes his sexual indiscretions outside of the relationship are somehow less important than Kim's, which doesn't bode well for any infidelity in their new relationship.
This is Eminem's subconscious wish for closure in the relationship.
The fact that Eminem is able to embrace his murderous desires towards Kim while recognizing and involving their daughter proves nothing is sacred to him. If Kim is dead-set on reentering this relationship, she must do so with caution. As a doctor, I must recommend they have intense counseling sessions weekly, both on their own and with their daughter, whose psyche must be heavily damaged by all she's been exposed to in this toxic environment.
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