Eminem says foul language has no place at home

NEW YORK, October8 Fri Oct 8, 2010 4:36pm EDT

Rapper Eminem performs 'Not Afraid' at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles, June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Rapper Eminem performs 'Not Afraid' at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles, June 27, 2010.

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NEW YORK, October8 (Reuters) - He is well-known for using foul language in lyrics, but rapper Eminem says bad words have no place in his own home with children around, he told television news magazine "60 Minutes."

Early in his career, the Grammy-winning artist was often the object of complaints about violent, explicit, misogynistic and homophobic lyrics in songs from his albums such as "The Slim Shady LP" and "The Marshal Mathers LP."

But at home, Eminem will have none of it. "Profanity around my house? No," he told "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper.

"I'm not saying there's not glimpses of me in the music, there's not truth in...things that I say, but this is my music, this is my art," he added.

Eminem said he does not feel comfortable using profanity in front of his daughter Hailie, now 15, and his two other adopted daughters, Lainey and Whitney.

"I'm a parent, I have daughters. I mean, how would I really sound, as a person, walking around my house 'Bitch, pick this up.' You know what I mean? I don't cuss," he said.

During the interview, which airs Sunday October 10 on the CBS television network show, Eminem also discusses his childhood, his rise in the music industry, being white in the predominantly black rap world, and his drug addiction.

Additionally, Eminem takes Cooper through the rhyming process and to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

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Nerau wrote:
If he had sons he’d feel differently. Everyone has the instinct to protect the girls, not the boys. that said, I’m glad he has decided to jettison the profanity while he’s raising his girls.

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