Here are a list of past quotes from various celebrities giving their thoughts on Eminem. Some of these quotes are rather old, but fuck it:
▶I mean, I’m a fan of Eminem. I’m a fan first and foremost. Maybe before I wouldn’t have challenged him, but I’m contemplating it now.
– Rick Ross
▶He rhymes about rhyming. He rhymes about how well he rhymes, and he rhymes about bragging about how well he rhymes, because, well, he can.
▶Eminem’s rhyme patterns are super dope and he can squeeze a million words in a couple bars. Crazy creative. His voice changes alot though.
▶Who is the best rapper ever? I’ll probably have to say Eminem. I would definitely say Eminem. He came from a whole another culture, literally. Mastered it, outsold everybody and he did every kind of record imaginable. He could take any topic and make a song out of it. I haven’t seen any artist do that yet.
▶Come on out. I’m not calling you out to diss me because I can’t fuck with you. But come do a song. Please…with three e’s.
– Lil Wayne
▶Eminem = Greatness.
▶I was obsessed with Eminem when I was younger. When he first came out I was about 12 and fanatical about his ‘Slim Shady’ CD. I think he’s a genius.
– Robert Pattison
▶Everytime I listen to Eminem I fall in love with music all over again.
– Hayley Williams
▶Why would I diss Eminem, the illest lyricist on the fucking planet? What the fuck do I stand to gain by dissing the biggest rapper in the country? How could that help me? And for the record, I do think Em’ is a better rapper then me, but he ain’t writing no record about me, because regardless of what goes down, trust me, Em’ knows what I am capable of lyrically.
– Royce da 5’9
▶From the start, I’ve always admired Eminem’s thinking. That’s the reason I wanted to appear on the Grammys with him when I was asked. Eminem has the balls to say what he feels and to make offensive things funny. That’s very necessary today in America, with people being muzzled and irony becoming a lost art. Artists like Eminem who use their free speech to get a point across are vitally important. There just aren’t many people in the world with balls that big and talent that awesome.
– Elton John
▶I am still in shock. I never really thought you’d do a record with me. I didn’t even think you’d know who I was. Thank you for your passion. Thank you for getting on the phone with me and treating me like your peer. I didn’t expect that at all. You have no idea how much that means. You are the most down to earth and humble artist of your caliber I’ve had the pleasure of working with. God bless you and your family. And happy belated B-day.
– Nicki Minaj
▶You notice out of everyone I’ve ever talked about I NEVER fucked with Em’ and I NEVER will. When he’s pissed off, he ain’t gonna punch you in the mouth and he probably can’t beat you up, but he’s gonna fuck you up. You don’t fuck with that crazy white boy.
– The Game
▶I started off thinking Eminem was a flash in the pan, a kind of hip-hop Hanson brother. How wrong I was. Recovery is sometimes funny, sometimes terrible, always painfully honest. The matching of Eminem and Rihanna on “Love the Way You Lie” is pure genius. “Not Afraid” is pretty great too.
– Stephen King
▶Some of Eminem’s rap songs kind of have the teenage love songs like the Fifties love songs. It’s kind of like domestic drama set to music. He is really good storyteller.
– Bruce Dickinson
▶The great thing about Eminem is, he’s just hysterical. You forget, people like Eminem because he is riotously funny. And he’s a great actor.
– Judd Apatow
▶You know the world is messed up when the tallest man in the NBA is chinese, the best golfer is black, and the best rapper is white.
– Chris Rock
▶He(Eminem) has sent a voltage around a generation. He has done this not just through his subversive attitude but also his verbal energy.
– Seamus Heaney
▶He’s (Eminem’s) the best comic sort of writer or storyteller that has come around in memory.
– Randy Newman
▶Rap to me is a modern blues. But until we really confront the truth, we are going to have a Tupac or Eminem or Biggie Smalls to remind us about it — and thank God.
– Stevie Wonder
▶What is the big deal about Eminem? Since when is offensive language a reason for being unpopular? I like the fact that Eminem is brash and angry and politically incorrect. At least he has an opinion. He’s stirring things up. He’s provoking a discussion. He’s making people’s blood boil. He’s reflecting what’s going on in society right now. That is what art is supposed to do.
▶If anyone takes it too seriously(Eminem’s lyrics), it’s not too cool. I like Stan.
– Paul McCartney
▶Toronto, I want you to make some motherfucking noise for the Greatest of all time, Eminem.
▶Em’ reminds me of one of my friends from back home. It was just so natural. I forgot in two seconds that he was the biggest-selling artist of the decade. He knows what he’s doing.
– Alex Da Kid
▶I feel like it’s not fair, because [Em] can do so many different things with his voice. Everybody did they verse already. Em did his verse first, Royce heard it first, did his second, then Crook did his, and then Em rewrote his…Joell’s is done — but I think he might be rewriting his…It wouldn’t be as difficult to do a song with Jay-Z, because he’s just an incredible rapper. Eminem, he can give you 20 different voices, he can to 20 million different things in a verse. It’s not really about incredible rapping with him. It’s more than rapping with Eminem.
– Joe Budden
▶He (Em’) fucked him (Jay-Z) awfully on that record. (Renegade) Completely. Like DAMN! I don’t want Eminem on my album. I’m cool.
– Snoop Dogg
▶In a time like this, when records are not selling, he’s the only one that is selling. You know, Drake and all the other ones [did well], but Em did [close to] 800,000 his first week, and he’s #1 for the fifth week. It’s incredible. I think he has a faithful fan base of people who have been following him for years. They’re not going to stop following him and not stop listening to his music. Em’ said he didn’t like his last album as much as this one. You can hear the difference. I like both of the albums. ‘3 a.m.’ is one of my joints. But Eminem has followers that’s gonna mess with him until the day he dies.
– Tony Yayo
▶I don’t know how this is possible because I’ve been listening to Eminem since I was, you know, 3, and Usher is my mentor. This is big.
– Justin Bieber
▶Where’s Eminem? I’m in love with him. Eminem. Couldn’t relate to this song (Talking To Myself) more some days.
– Lindsay Lohan
▶I am a huge Eminem fan and find it flattering that he would rap about me. Personally, I’m honored.
– Kim Kardashian
▶Wow. He(Eminem) is a genius. I love how his music tells a story. His music means something. He is a living legend.
– Miley Cyrus
▶If he keeps doing what he does now, he will be bigger than Michael Jackson. Some of the hardest nikkas I know think this little white boy is great. Em’ is an incredible artist.
▶Nobody wants to fuck with him(Eminem) when we talk about music.
– P. Diddy
▶He(Eminem) is the most exciting rapper out there.
– Missy Elliot
▶As if the song(Airplanes II) couldn’t get any better. He just slays me, he’s such a genius.
– Hayley Williams
▶Eminem is like the godfather of rap.
– Tony Yayo
▶Technically, Eminem is the most skilled rapper I’ve ever heard.
– DJ Khalil
▶I think he’s [Eminem] a very intelligent rapper. I couldn’t imagine being that successful. I mean, he’s a guy who loves rap and wanted to be successful his whole career. Then he finally gets it.
▶(I love Eminem.) He is one of my favorite artists. Absoulutely.
▶I think he’s (Eminem’s) one of the most poetic, ballsy and hilarious people this industry has ever seen.
▶Out of all the artist i worked with he was the most involved.
– Nicki Minaj
▶I think he’s one of the greatest lyricists around. I think the guy’s a freaking lyrical genius!
– Queen Latifah
▶To be able to break into an African-American game, I would have to take my hat off to him for that.
– Master P
▶His (Eminem’s) wordplay can’t be matched. If you listen to him; it’s sick! It’s ill, it has cancer [and] it has AIDS; that’s how sick it is!
– Tech N9ne
▶You dont fuck with the white boy, Jay knows, everybody knows. I love Em’. He’s dope hes always been dope and as far as any type of lyrical war the guy, I dont think anyone can beat him.
– The Game
▶I think that’s one of the most exciting things hip hop can look forward to. He (Eminem) contributes so much lyrically and musically, he’s amazing.
▶I can’t fuck with Eminem.
– Lupe Fiasco
▶Eminem is the greatest, ever.
▶Nobody’s gonna be bigger than Eminem.
– Kanye West
▶Air Jordan. Tiger Woods. You know how a person is made for something? Eminem is made for hip-hop. The best rapper is a white man.
– 50 Cent