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Eminem On The Cover of The Next Rolling Stone

In a frank interview Eminem discusses his incredibly difficult past five years

November 8, 2010 4:32 PM ET

Eminem talks about his battle with prescription drugs, difficulties with women and the pain of being abandoned by his father at six months old in this interview.

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This is an excerpt from the November 25, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone. The full interview is available in the online archive. Click here to subscribe . 

Do you think it’s hard for you to trust women?
I have trust issues. With women, friends, whatever. You always wonder what their real motives are. I’ve got a small circle of friends, and it’s a lot of the same friends I’ve known forever. Right now, that works for me. I came out of some difficult things these past couple of years. I kind of feel like I’m just now finding my footing. So I want to make sure that’s secure before I go out and do anything else. I need to keep working on myself for a while.

Read our Eminem cover story from 1999

What about your love life? Do you date?
Not really. As far as going out, like dinner and a movie—I just can’t. Going out in public is just too crazy. I mean, I’d like to be in a relationship again someday. Who doesn’t? It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.

 

This is an excerpt from the new Rolling Stone. The issue is available on newstands and the online archive on Friday. Click here to subscribe.

 

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