After Colbert introduced Eminem as “a local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music,” the two sang Bob Seger songs, discussed Eminem’s financial future and discussed the “rap world.”
The discussion ranged from funny to somewhat awkward as the rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, plugged the upcoming movie “Southpaw,” which features one of his songs. While no longer playing his “Colbert Report” character of an exaggerated right-wing pundit, Colbert still played with Eminem using his trademark false veil of misunderstanding.
“So, where do you hope this goes? Is this a career or more of a hobby?” Colbert asked the wildly successful rapper, who appeared to not know if Colbert was joking. “There’s a certain point you have to be humble and say, ‘Maybe it doesn’t happen for me.’ Maybe it doesn’t happen for you, Marshall.”
“History moves fast,” he said in that video. “It’s hard to believe that gay Americans achieved full constitutional personhood just five years after corporations did.”