Eminem Talks Changes To Physical Appearance, Kim Kardashian

By Miles Bennett  |  04/23/2009

2009-04-23 - EminemEminem, Slim Shady, or Marshal Mathers ... whatever you wanna call him, he's back.

You've seen his brand new video "We Made You". The rapper is back to his old tricks of targeting celebrities, and poking fun at Hollywood.

Eminem did a rare interview Wednesday night (April 22) on Angela Yee's Sirius Satellite radio show, in which he goes over several different topics -- one being the physical changes fans have noticed.

If you saw the new video, you noticed that Eminem is a lot more toned and slimmed than he's ever been in his career. He tells Miss Angela Yee, he's been on a strict regimen that includes running and healthy eating.

"I've been running a lot, taking care of myself," the rapper explained. "A lot of cardio. I'm actually at the point where I think I been a little obsessive compulsive about running on a treadmill. Yea, it got up to four miles a day, then it got up to six, then I got up to 10, then I got up to 15, then I got up to 17, and I had to take a break.

"I eat healthy. Chicken breasts, things like that," he later added.

In addition to his physique, Eminem has also undergone a hair style change. Gone is the bleach blonde mug we've all grown accustomed to, and in comes the rapper's natural dark hair color, which the rapper says is gonna remain, at least for the time being.

Later Em weighed in on the "We Made You" video, which includes spoofs of Brett Michaels, Sarah Palin, and big booty socialite Kim Kardashian.

While Kim K previously said she was "flattered" that the rapper would even rap about her, Eminem says she may not feel the same way when his forthcoming album, Relapse, finally hits stores.

"I don't know if she's gonna be honored when the actual album comes out," Em joked. "I think it's cool that [Kim] took it like a good sport. I think it's cool when people do that like 'Oh, that's Em.' ... it's just kinda meant to be taken at face value. There's never a deeper meaning when people think that I'm doing it to ... people should be f***ing used to it by now."

The Detroit rapper, who will turn 37 later this year, also discussed the album briefly, going over some of the things he was able to experiment with this time around.

"There's a lot of auto-tune. Auto-tune the entire album. Just auto-tune. That's it," Em joked.

"The only thing really that I got a chance to experiment on -- by the way the only reason I had a chance to do this is Dre made all the tracks, he produced the whole album. It gave me a chance to step away from the drum machine and making tracks myself, and it gave me the time ... Dre made a lot of tracks and I would get to pick from them. I would just go through them, and I tried to pick the ones that challenge me, that challenged me rhythm wise. I tried to experiment with a bunch of different flows. I try to do that every album, but this album I really got the opportunity to sit down and kinda go all out with it. Tried to make every flow different."

So far, the only two tracks the public has heard from the upcoming album is "Crack A Bottle" and "We Made You". Eminem says that people need not try to speculate what the entire album will sound like from just those two songs, because it's gonna be very different.

"The whole album, I think, is on a whole different vibe then the actually single. ... Shady's back on this record," he said.

Eminem revealed that on Relapse, he kept guest appearances to a bare minimum. As of Wednesday, he says the album will only feature guest spots from 50 Cent and Dr. Dre. Aside from them, the album will be all Eminem.

He recently shot a video for a song titled "3 AM," a darker follow-up to the cheeky "We Made You."

In the rest of the interview, Eminem discusses hip-hop, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and how much he surfs the web. Check out the four-part audio interview here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Relapse is slated for release May 19, with Relapse 2 following later this year.