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Enimem Compared With Elvis

Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he is a fan of controversial American rapper Eminem. The ex-Beatle defended Eminem's lyrics - which have been criticised for being homophobic and misogynistic - by describing them as "only showbiz".

Sir Paul compared the furore created by the rapper with that made by Elvis Presley when he first burst onto the scene. "It reminded you that we had all of that with rock and roll," the musician told Mojo magazine. "All our parents went 'Oh, the state of him [Elvis]'. We never saw it until they said it. I think it's the same again. But if anyone takes it too seriously, it's not too cool."

Source: Email / Updated: May 2, 2001
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