Eminem didn't struggle with drug addiction until he became famous

In a piece published by XXL Mag on Wednesday, the Slim Shady rapper shared his experience with addiction at the height of his fame. The 49-year-old star recalled of creating The Slim Shady LP:, “My addiction didn't start in my early days when I was coming up.” “We used to drink 40s (forty-ounces of liquor) on the porch and just battle rap each other “My drug usage started at the beginning of that first album.” “I didn't take anything hard until I got famous. I was experimenting."