I'm a doberman, pinch yourself in the arm and pay homage, pupil
Not the first time Em has used dogs to compare himself and others.
Pinching your arm is supposedly a way to find out if you’re in a dream, in which case you shouldn’t feel the pain of pinching yourself. Eminem is submitting that he’s on a level to which other rappers are on such disbelief that he suggests that they pinch therselves ; they’re not dreaming, he is real.
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