Eminem Talks ‘Kamikaze,’ Criticism, & Machine Gun Kelly

After shocking fans and dropping his surprise album Kamikaze, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Eminem sat down with Sway Calloway for a rare multi-part interview.

During Part 1, Marshall Mathers addresses critics of his last album, 2017’s Revival. “It’s not like I can’t take constructive criticism, but I feel like it went beyond constructive criticism,” he says. “If it wasn’t for Revival, I wouldn’t have been able to make this album. Some people more than others went a little far with [the criticism].”

But he admits that he enjoys the controversy. “There is something inside me that is a little more happy when I’m angry,” says Em.

Look out for Part 2, where he addresses his beef with Joe Budden and Machine Gun Kelly, who made comments about his daughter Hailie. “That’s not why I dissed him. The reason I dissed him is a lot more petty than that,” reveals Em.