I'm Hannibal Lecter, so just in case you're thinking of saving face
You ain't gonna have no face to save by the time I'm through with this place
Em compares himself to Hannibal Lecter, the deranged cannibal from The Silence of the Lambs who cut off a man’s face to use it as a disguise.
Em’s depicted himself like this before: his appearance in the “You Don’t Know” video was patterned after Hannibal.
Eminem will figuratively eat face; in a rap competition, he will so thoroughly embarrass Mr. Mane that it will be too late and impossible for him to save face by apologizing or trying to come back at Eminem.
To “eat” another rapper is common slang meaning to upstage him.
He is also referring to the T.V. series “The A-Team”. The main character, Hannibal, saves “Faceman” or Face’s life multiple times.
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