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Eminem Celebrates Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction by Thanking More Than 100 Artists

Eminem has hit another milestone in his music career! Recently, the Love The Way You Lie singer was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony that took place over the weekend in Los Angeles.

On the special occasion, the 50-year-old rapper was joined by many of his close friends as well as family members including his daughter, Hailie Jade. Earlier over the weekend, the father-daughter duo was snapped together while heading to the rehearsals.

Continue reading further to know everything about the star-studded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony including the names of the guests who arrived at the event and more.

All you need to know about Eminem’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction speech

The Detroit rapper took over the stage with special guests Ed Sheeran and Steven Tyler. The trio put the stage on fire with their amazing performance. During his set, Eminem sang many of his hit songs such as My Name Is, Rap God, and Sing For The Moment, as well as Stan, Forever, and Not Afraid.

Eminem started his speech by saying, “This sh**’s crazy. So I wrote some sh** down tonight that I’m never going to f***ing remember, so I had to read it off the paper and sh**, but it’s from the heart. I realize what an honor it is right now for me to be up here tonight, and what a privilege it is to do the music that I love, and the music that basically saved my life.”

The Real Slim Shady hitmaker further added, “Where’d the man, where did Dre go? The man who saved my life, ladies and gentlemen, Dr. motherf***in’ Dre. So I’m going to try to make this as quick and painless as possible. I’m f***ing stuttering and sh**, I mean Jesus Christ.”

Eminem revealed he wasn’t supposed to be present at the event

Yeah, you read that right. At one point during his speech, Eminem went on to say, “So I’m probably not supposed to actually be here tonight because of a couple of reasons. One of them that I’m a rapper, and this is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And there’s only a few of us right now that have been inducted in already, but there’s only a few of us.”

He continued, “Secondly, I almost died from an overdose in 2007, which kind of sucked. Hailie, plug your ears: because drugs were f***ing delicious, and I thought we had a good thing going man, but I had to go and f*** it all up and take too many. God damn. OK Hailie.”

The Lose Yourself singer said, “OK, so. Hold on, I lost my motherf***in’ spot. Paul, did I say, I said drugs were delicious, right? And finally, I had to really fight my way through man to try and break through in this music, and I’m so honored and I’m so grateful that I’m even able to be up here doing hip-hip music, man, because I love it so much.”

Eminem thanked more than 100 musicians during his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame speech

While giving a speech, during his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, Eminem offered a token of thanks to many musicians who inspired him throughout the course of his music career.

He added, “My musical influences are many, and they say it takes a village to raise a child. Well it took a whole genre and culture to raise me. They say success has many fathers, and that’s definitely true for me. So whatever my impact has been on hip-hop music, I never would have or could have done this sh** without some of the groundbreaking artists that I’m about to mention right now.”

Soon after, Eminem read aloud the names of all the artists who inspired him from an alphabetical list of more than 100 names, famous and obscure — for more than 3 1/2 minutes.

He went on to say, “And this is a list man, I put this list together yesterday. And I kept adding to the s–t, adding to the s–t, and if I forget anybody, I apologize. But these were my teachers right here:

“I’m gonna start with the 2 Live Crew, 2Pac, 3rd Bass, Alliance, Apache, Audio Two — Milk Dee, what up! — Awesome Dre, the Beastie Boys, Big Daddy Kane, Big Pun, Big L, Biz Markie, the Notorious B.I.G. of course, Black Moon, the Boogie Monsters, Brand Nubian, Brother J from X Clan, Buckshot, Casual from Heiroglyphics, Chill Rob G, Chubb Rock, Chuck D and Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, D-Nice, Dana Dane, De La Soul — now I’m about a third of the way done.

“De La Soul, did I say De La Soul? Def Jef, Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre of course, Dres from Black Sheep, Ed O.G., EPMD, Fat Boys, Fat Joe, Fu-Schnickens, Gang Starr, Geto Boys, Heavy D, House of Pain, Ice Cube, Ice-T, the Intelligent Hoodlum, JJ Fad, Jaz-O, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Just Ice, K-Solo, Kid & Play: I’m a tenth of the way done.


“King Sun, King Tee, Kool G Rap, Kool Moe Dee, KRS-One, Kwame, Lakim Shabazz, Large Professor, Leaders of the New School, the one and only LL Cool J — love you bro. Lord Finesse, Lords of the Underground, Mantronix, Masta Ace, MC Breed, MC Lyte, MC Shan, Melle Mel, Merciless Ameer, Mobb Deep, Monie Love, Nas, Newcleus, Onyx, Organized Konfusion, Outkast, Andre 3000, Paris, Pharcyde, Queen Latifah, Rakim, Redhead Kingpin, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, I’m almost done.

“Redman, Roxanne Shante, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, Snoop Dogg, Souls of Mischief, Special Ed, Stetsasonic, now I’m all down to the S’s. Super Lover Cee and Casanova Rud, the D.O.C., the Roots, Black Thought, the Skinny Boys, Tony D, Too $hort, Treach from Naughty By Nature, A Tribe Called Quest, U.T.F.O., Whodini, Wise Intelligent and the Poor Righteous Teachers, Wu-Tang Clan and YZ.

Eminem concluded by saying, “Those were my rock stars man, and I just want to say, like, those are just a few of the names that I hope will be considered in the future for induction. Because without them, a lot of us wouldn’t be here. I know I wouldn’t.”

He added, “So that’s all I had to say, man. I know this induction is supposed to be me talking about myself and s–t man, but f— that. I would not be here without them. I’m a high school dropout man, with a hip-hop education, and these were my teachers. And it’s their night just as much as it is mine. So thank you.”

We send our heartiest congrats to Eminem on his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. You can drop your best wishes for the legendary rapper in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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