Well shit, if you believe that, then I'll kill you
You know why?
Cause I'm a criminal
Eminem’s ultimate argument against those that take his lyrics too seriously: if you actually believe that everything he does in his lyrics he’s gonna do literally, he will murder you. Of course the listener knows Eminem is not going to murder him personally, so he gets the point
This could also be a pun… (Rapper) killed ‘em on the track… usually means they did an amazing rhyme.
These lines act as a kind of punchline that segues into the aggressive comic-fantasy that is to follow. He’s dangerous and crazy and dangerously crazy. He’s joking but he’s serious, and revelling in his instability. A persona listeners know, appreciate and understand, after listening to his catalogue.
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