Eminem recently chatted with Stephen Colbert on community television in Michigan. In the bizarre interview, Colbert pretended to be unfamiliar with the rapper -- addressing him only by his real name, Marshall Mathers -- and even discouraged the rapper from performing on the show.
Colbert, 51, hosted the monthly community show “Only in Monroe” and introduced Eminem by calling him "a local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music.” The television host, who is preparing to replace David Letterman on CBS' “The Late Show” in September, then proceeded to conduct a hilarious interview.
"What kind of rap do you do?" Colbert asked, according to Stuff.co.nz. "Are you like, sing-song rap like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, or you more like street, like Will Smith?"
"Are you more political, or are you more booty rhymes?" Colbert continued.
The host also asked Eminem, 42, if he is concerned about kids hearing the profanity in his lyrics. The rapper answered cleverly, saying he tries to “keep it clean.”
At one point, Colbert paused to water a fake plant. The host then asked if Eminem had any advice for "wannabe" rappers who believe that profanity is necessary in their songs. Eminem's reply? "You don't have to do it. Watch your f---ing mouth.”
Colbert also asked the “When I'm Gone” rapper why he wants to hide "such a cute face" under a hoodie. Watch the interview below. The Eminem portion begins at 21 minutes, 55 seconds.
Source: YouTube.com/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert