It was like winning a used mink

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

Meaning

A mink is basically a high-class ferret, with fur used for luxury clothing and rugs.

A used mink is ‘bittersweet’, it’s a tainted prize—Em made it, but he sacrificed a lot to get there.

Rest assured that Eminem did in fact say “mink”: it says so in the digital booklet. It also fits the rhyme scheme: “mink,” “shrink,” “think.”

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