It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me
Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you
Em shows vulnerability in acknowledging how much he cares about the public’s affection for him
Interestingly, Eminem starts this verse by saying he was “Getting clean”. And he never swears in this verse, or put any explicit content.
The “you” he mentions here and later on in this verse is not only his fans, but moreso his daughters Haley, Whitney and Elaina.
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