Sobriety may have forced Eminem to take a closer look at life, but he hasn’t lost his sense of humor. The hip-hop superstar gave his friend Elton John a raunchy gift for his civil union to his partner.
The rock legend, who helped the Detroit rapper beat his drug addiction, had a good laugh after receiving Em’s gift. “He’s got a great sense of humor. When David [Furnish] and I had our civil partnership, he sent us a present,” Elton tells Rolling Stone. “In a case, on velvet cushions, were two diamond cock rings. So there’s a homophobe for you [laughs].”
Sir Elton, who performed with Slim Shady at the 2001 Grammys, says the two share a special relationship and even call each other by naughty names. “We have such a laugh. We call each other cunts. I ask him how he’s doing and tell him how proud I am of him.”
The 63-year-old icon couldn’t be happier for the new and improved Em. “I love him. I don’t see much of Marshall, but we speak a lot. He’s really worked very hard as [sobriety], and it’s changed him so much. I just saw a picture of him in a magazine, and he looks like a 17-year-old boy. I’m so happy for him.”