Robert Pattinson has revealed that he used to be a big Eminem fan and when he was younger, he dreamed of becoming a rapper. He said that he made recordings of himself rapping his own songs.
In a recent interview, he said, “You want a secret? Okay, how about this. I’ve got a whole collection of tapes of me rapping from when I was thirteen! I wanted to be a rapper so there are hundreds and hundreds of tapes. They’re very amusing!”
He went on to reveal, “I was obsessed with Eminem when I was younger. When he first came out I was about twelve and fanatical about his ‘Slim Shady’ CD. I think he’s a genius.”
He said that even had his own crew, but his lyrics weren’t that original. He said, “Most of my rhymes were stolen off other people anyway. They were all like, ‘I was raised on the streets’, which was a complete farce because I was actually raised in quite a nice area of London called Barnes. Not very ghetto at all! I was obsessed with it all, though. I even had my own little crew, we called ourselves Big Tub and the Tappy Cats.”
Even though Rob has recorded a couple of tracks for the Twilight soundtracks, don’t think that he’s going to do music full-time. He said, “I’m a bit of an attention seeker, I love being on stage. But the thought of performing music on stage terrifies me. I’m not scared of acting though.”
He added, “I’d love to rap with Eminem! That would be really amazing.”