I'm the bad guy who makes fun of people that die
In plane crashes and laughs as long as it ain't happened to him

from Eminem – Criminal Lyrics on Rap Genius


Eminem is being hyperbolic to show how evil the media views him to be, but it’s also important to note that he is being called a bad guy for laughing at damage he did nothing to cause — like a comedian getting ripped apart for making 9/11 jokes.

This line is the inspiration for the title of “Bad Guy” off of the sequel to this album.

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