50 Cent shows love to Eminem after covering XXL’s latest issue

Eminem opened up about drug addiction problems in the past in the latest issue of XXL Magazine.

In the piece, Em explained that drugs really only became a part of his life after the release of his 1999 album, The Slim Shady LP. He and his friends would make regular trips from Los Angeles to Tijuana, Mexico to buy pills like Vicodin, and the rapper recalled one instance where customs officers threw one guy “on the ground and start[ed] pulling pills out his pockets and shit.”

As his fame increased, and drugs became more plentiful — especially when he went on tour — Eminem said he started to realize he was battling addiction, but still managed to “keep it on the low and keep it together” as much as possible. Things really got bad in between 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP and 2002’s The Eminem Show, when he was taking a mix of Vicodin, Valium, and alcohol. At one point, he even added the sleep aid Ambien, noting, “I would take a little to perform, which you would think doesn’t make sense, but Ambien is a mind eraser. So, if you don’t go to sleep on it, you get in this weird comatose state.”

50 Cent has responded to Eminem’s latest photoshoot with love and appreciation message on social media: “This my favorite white boy, I swear to God I love him to death.” You can check the post below:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent)

Fredwreck also responded to the event, giving Eminem a nod on Twitter: