Ed Sheeran has recently sat down on The Howard Stern Show where je opened up about Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP” and how it cured him from stuttering. He also talked about first time meeting Slim Shady in the studio and how him and Eminem relate to each other.
“When I was 9, I was going though all sorts of speech therapy and my uncle bought me The Marshall Mathers LP and he just said to my dad ‘this guy is the next Bob Dylan. You gotta let him listen.’ My dad didn’t really clock it, he was just like ‘okay’.” Ed Sheeran said.
Then he continues: “By learning that record and rapping it back to back to back it cured my stutter and I stopped ttttt-talking like that. Years later, I’ve made songs with Eminem and we have got to know each other quite well and he asked me to play Stan with him at Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.”
“I remember getting a call to do it and I was shooting 14 music videos back to back. I got the call like ‘do you want to go and do Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame with me?’ And it was my day off from shooting the music videos, so I was like ‘I can’t say no.’ So, I got to plane straight after the music video shoot, flew to do Rock Hall, and same night flew back and it was really worth it.”
“Eminem is quite reclusive. He does not see and met many people. The first time I met him, I was super nervous before I got invited to the studio in Detroit. And I was sitting there and be like ‘Is he gonna be standoffish’ and as soon as he walked in we just start talking about Marvel comics and stuff like that and I was like ‘okay we are cool.'”
“I’ve known him since 2017. Six years. We have done three songs together and I played with him twice on stage. He’s another person that I really relate to. He is also still live in his hometown. He has got his own ecosystem around him. All his people and family live there. So I kind of relate from that point of view. I think meeting people like him and talking to him on the level makes you feel less weird. I sometimes feel like a bit of a zoo animal or an alien to sort of whatever happens in my life there is always something that goes around and you speak to him and it’s kind of same thing.” Ed Sheeran added.
You can watch the interview below: