It was like winning a used mink
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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