Eminem Thankful For Hottest MC List Snub
It gave him the push to step up his game...
Eminem has finally broken his silence on being snubbed for MTV US's 2009 Hottest In The Game list.
The Grammy award-winning rapper said that he took his absence as a sign he needed to work harder.
He told VIBE Magazine: "That hottest MC list that I was left off, it was one of those things that I was glad that I am at where I'm at. I'm glad I'm in this place now, because a few years ago I would've let it bother me more than it did.
Em felt that he needed to do certain things to step his game up and do better for people to recognise him a bit more:
“I took it not as a slap in the face but more so like, 'Maybe I'm not on that list for a reason. Maybe I'm not doing the things that I need to be doing. Maybe I need to look at myself and step it up.'
"I don't know what I would have thought being in the mind state that I was in. I just felt like maybe I need to do better."