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Eminem: Cleanin' Out My Closet Meaning

Song Released: 2002


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Where's my snare, I have no snare in my headphones, there ya' go, yeah, yo', yo'...

Have you ever been hated or discriminated against, I have, i've been protested and demonstrated
against, picket signs for my wicked rhymes, look at the times,...

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    RollingStone
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    Oct 21st, 2006 10:44pm report


    Eminem's mad as his mom? Big deal, so are the rest of us. Doesn't even have to be selfish or shit, just madness...
    Giving a tribute to his own moms funeral, that just sicks for me right there, who would do that to their mother???

    Now I haven't spoken to my mom in a long time, but eminem, baby, give it up... Hatred is like what teenage life is for, what age were you when you wrote this song... So the woman that gave you life but didn't have the heart to pull you through, is bad... Count everyone of my entire family with that... Now I now you're proud of the californication cd. But betraying your own blood... Have fun in future when you realise that your mommy did it for a reason.

    You can allow yourself to be that arrogant??? Mommy did bad! (so did a lot of parents)
    i wanna write a song where I'm dissin' my own flesh and blood!
    Have fun when she's dead asshole!

    Peace out!

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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2006 9:14am report


    If I were eminem I would hate my mother as well
    hes a genius and there will never be anyone like him



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    pc_rap_boi
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    Aug 19th, 2006 8:36am report


    Oh my god is f**king right.He loves his bro almost as much as halle.#1 annonomous is wrong!!!!!!The song dates back to his childhood when his mom did drugs and abused him.Fyi,the only reason he raps with so much anger is because he cares what other people think.Otherwise he would be like will smith and not be as big.The title means he has skeletons in his closet and he tries and tries to clear his beef with his mom but she doesn't care.So he is telling his mom that although he is sorry for discracing her name in all of his albums,she diserves it.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 11th, 2006 6:08pm report


    I think this song is about he hates his mom and dad and he doesn't give a fuck about the world and how he just hates his life but he keeps going thanks to his litle girl hailie jade mathers and even tought marshall hates his brother he still cares for him sometimes so to sum it up he don't give damn about the world.

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    nymphetamine
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    Apr 26th, 2006 4:15am report


    I'm not quite sure but the term cleaning out my closet is basically his life, he's saying that the closet is another meaning of his life. This song is basically about eminem's mum and the way he was treated by her and he's saying that he just doesn't care any more, that he doesn't need his mum to make it.

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    anonymous
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    Jan 4th, 2006 1:29pm report


    This is another song that complains about his life how his mother didn't like him, his father ran away and he's expressing it to the whole damn world and to tell you the truth I don't care. Then he mentions to his daughter that she will never go visit the mother when she is in her coffin. The message is how his childhood was terrible.

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