I'm a criminal, an animal caged who turned crazed

from Eminem – Criminal Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He’s using an animal “Cage” as a metaphor for people that try to contain his lifestyle.

He’s also referencing the fact that he was normal, but “turned crazed” after being put in the cage, implying that his life is vastly different now that his public persona is so much more visible.

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