But with what I gave up to get it was bittersweet

from Eminem (Ft. Rihanna) – The Monster Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In the end, Eminem sacrificed his own personal privacy in order to become famous, a decision he sometimes regrets.

He has discussed the topic before on songs like “Careful What You Wish For” and “Cocaine,” as well as “My Darling”

Oh, but you didn’t know, fame has a price too
That you’re just now seeing the downside to
Lose your best friend from highschool, your wife too
Ain’t even sure if your kids like you
Come off tour, can’t even sleep at night without Nyquill
Become a valium addict, start a rehab cycle

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