The mother did drugs, hard liquor, cigarettes, and speed
The baby came out, disfigured ligaments indeed
It was a seed who would grow up just as crazy as she
Don't dare make fun of that baby cause that baby was me

from Eminem – Criminal Lyrics on Rap Genius


Eminem begins describing a household where the mother’s alcohol, cigarette, and amphetamine abuse leads to a messed up child, then eventually reveals that he is describing his own upbringing under his mom Debby Mathers. Em has frequently blamed her for his drug abuse, which lead to him becoming a “criminal”.

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