But in reality an artist is supposed to be supported by easels
But in the meanwhile, I'm just supported by evil
Royce mentions easels (a device that holds the canvas in place for an artist to paint on) here as a reference to how an artist is supposed to be supported by his work — that it acts as a way of expressing his emotions. In common with the line “this’ll be the realest shit I ever Wrote” he could be saying that his previous songs haven’t been truthful, and haven’t actually supported him because they’ve been lies: he needs to get to point where his art can actually support him emotionally.
“I’m just supported by evil” is also reference to Eminem supporting Royce (and the rest of Slaughterhouse) as Eminem is also known as ‘Evil’. See: Hell: The Sequel
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