Eminem is spilling the beans on his wild ride with drugs and his epic battle with addiction in his latest track, “Lace It.” Yep, the 51-year-old “Lose It” maestro teamed up with the late Juice WRLD and Benny Blanco on this posthumous masterpiece, and let’s just say, he’s not holding back—kind of like that time he nearly held hands with the Grim Reaper in 2007.
In his rhymes, Eminem casually name-drops a pharmacy aisle worth of substances, giving a shout-out to other celebs who played Russian roulette with their prescriptions. “Trying to flirt with death, but death wasn’t having it. I even tried the promethazine pick-up line—spoiler alert: it didn’t work,” he spits, as the devil himself chuckles in the background. Waking up feeling like you went ten rounds with a rhinoceros? Classic side effect, according to Eminem.
“I dodged death like it was my part-time job, and let me tell you, it’s not as easy as it sounds,” he confesses. “I wake up, and suddenly everything hurts, like I pulled an all-nighter at the ‘Regret Everything’ convention.” And just when you think it’s all doom and gloom, Eminem adds a touch of dark humor, throwing shade at the devil for smirking when you lose your best friend. Because nothing says comedy like Satan enjoying your misery.
Eminem takes a moment to count his lucky stars—or maybe Slim Shady intervened—as he narrowly escaped the clutches of synthetic heroin. “I don’t take for granted that I’m still here. Synthetic heroin, you tried to knock me out, but surprise, I’m still standing,” he quips. And just when you thought the drama was over, he drops the bomb: “You tried to kill me, and then you went and offed Jarad, didn’t you?” For those not in the know, Jarad is Juice WRLD’s real name, and yes, things just got real.
Eminem’s lyrical rollercoaster takes us on a wild ride through the highs and lows of drug escapades, near misses with the grim reaper, and a dash of dark humor. Who knew surviving a synthetic heroin showdown could be this entertaining? “Lace It” is the track you never knew you needed on Juice WRLD’s final album, where the party never ends, and apparently, neither does the laughter.