Eminem dedicated his rendition of "Not Afraid" to victims of addiction.
At The Monster Tour with Rihanna in Pasadena, California yesterday (August 7), Eminem addressed his addiction problems.
“This song I want to dedicate to anyone who ever lost anyone to addiction,” Eminem said, according to Billboard. “I could not have gotten through it without you.”
Eminem then performed “Not Afraid,” a cut from his 2010 album Recovery. The Detroit rapper named his 2009 collection Relapse and both albums featured lyrics about his abuse of drugs.
During his set yesterday at The Monster Tour, Eminem referred to the use of drugs at least one other time he addressed the audience.
“I am under the impression there are a lot of people under the influence of an illegal substance,” the Shady Records rapper said, drawing cheers from the audience, per Billboard. “If not, how many of you are just fucked up mentally? That’s why it feels like such a family.”
Eminem and Rihanna’s set list from The Monster Tour is available on HipHopDX here.
Video of Eminem and Rihanna's performances yesterday are as follows:
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