Eminem & Lil Wayne: GQ Gods of Rock
The November 2011 issue depicts the “Real Slim Shady” rapper and the “Mrs. Officer” lyricist alongside Rolling Stones guitar legend Keith Richards on the cover.
Eminem told the magazine that he’s grateful for the way he’s wired, despite the fact that his personality can sometimes be a double-edged sword.
"I've realized that the way I am helps with the music. Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I'll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know, I've written a whole song in an hour. But sometimes it sucks, and I wish I was wired like a regular person and could go have a f---in' drink. But that's the biggest thing about addiction: When you realize that you cannot — for f---'s sake, you can not— f--- around with nothing ever again."
As for how they chose the modern day Gods of Rock, GQ Senior Editor Will Welch explained, "We wanted to answer the question: Who are the living legends out there that have survived against all adversity? It has to be people who are still incredibly influential. It can't be somebody who has been through hell and back and reached a zenith in their career in 1976 and isn't still relevant and isn't still making music."
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