Eminem Once Tested Kendrick Lamar To Make Sure He Didn't Have A Ghostwriter

In a new interview at The Zach Sang Show, UK singer Ed Sheeran shared an interesting story he heard from Rick Rubin about the first time Eminem and Kendrick Lamar worked together on “Love Game,” a collaboration for Em's album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. According to Sheeran, Em made sure that when Kendrick came to write his verse, he didn't have any help.

"I heard a very cool story about Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. Eminem...heard that Kendrick Lamar was the best rapper and he invited him to the studio to get him on a song. He arrived and Kendrick came with all his mates and Eminem said, 'I just want you in the studio, just you on your own. And then my engineer is gonna come in and then record you doing it. But your mates aren’t allowed in."

"Everyone came in to listen to it and Eminem said that he did it to test Kendrick because he thought he had a ghostwriter" Sheeran explained. "He then realized that he didn’t" after after he saw Kendrick write his "Love Game" verse with his own eyes, he was willing to call Kendrick "the best."

You can hear Sheeran tell the story himself at around the 7:50 mark of the video below. 

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Comment by ThuggedOutNerd on January 10, 2017 at 5:25pm
@messiman listen to the interview idiot lol https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B5fUS7pj0FI
Comment by NoYaWhItE on January 10, 2017 at 9:40am
That numbers s*** is for the birds. How many copies of drakes s*** does apple n universal buy? Tech n9ne built his self n u guys r just catching on to strange. I been banging s*** since early 2000's. Em is the goat in a time where the rapper was the rapper. Not performers who just do a better job performing then the rapper. Which is wat made hip hop great. In my day a ghost writer meant no one wants to buy ur s*** just because.
Comment by rell on January 10, 2017 at 8:56am
Kendrick is not my favorite but I'll take him over drake all day err day for obvious reasons. ..no milly vanilli support from this side
Comment by messiman on January 10, 2017 at 5:31am
Lol keyboard niqqas talking like they know eminem personally and disputing ed's story like they were there LMAO....... And Tommy Dollar must be the biggest dumb f*** in here, bashing LL cool J and then turn round and suck Drake's d***?? WTF??? hahahahahaha you obviously don't know s*** about hip hop
Comment by tommy dollar on January 10, 2017 at 3:04am
Then it's funny people hate on drake lmao what whack as jay say numbers don't lie drake has the numbers to prove it. It's funny to me people wanna say f*** the numbers. Wake up the numbers represent the people so clearly millions apon millions think drake hot but if whack Ross or jay punk as was doing those numbers everybody would say yo they the best bit cause it's drakes numbers f*** the numbers or f*** he just had the all time hiphop grossed concert ever yes ever. Sheshhhh let the man do his thing dammmm. And remember people buy albums people go to concerts. So it's funny when you say over rated. Over rated is a rick Ross he whack talkin that boss when he's whack no numbers to back everybody on mmg whack but people act like the hot nottttt jay is overrated to me everyone he did a song wit slayed him. He never did high numbers the highest was like 4 million when dudes got multiple ten millions or better and he did that four after he it it out nobody brought it and he went on tour and put it out again then it sold. Where was he when PAC was riding on New York no where to be found. Jay the dude when the hustlers are out he don't come out but when they go in for the night he comes out talking I'm a boss I'm getting money. He was dead a** before marring ole girl which was the best move he ever made that got him paid. DO YOUR RESEARCH PLEASE FOLKS
Comment by tommy dollar on January 10, 2017 at 2:52am
I agree wit you united g except on ll another overrated rapper honestly I think we been fooled cause as I think back was ll a rapper lmao. I think he was a licking his lips A** dude fronting as a rapper to get p****. And sorry canabis tore ll up go back and listen to that battle. Back then people rode wit ll cause people didn't know canabis. But if they had that battle today I think people would clearly say ll lost. But then again people think migos and solider boy fatty and the rest of these dudes are hot so I don't know
Comment by ThuggedOutNerd on January 9, 2017 at 8:53pm
Agree with united-gs. Very overrated. Also, that dude told the story wrong. Em never officially tested Kendrick. Cole and Kendrick were in an interview and Kendrick talked about he felt Em might have been testing him cause Em reached out for a hook on Love Game but when Kendrick showed up Em wanted a verse too. The way Em works is not having extra ppl around when recording, and asked if everyone could leave. He might have been testing Kendrick or maybe not, article twisted it a bit. Eminem holds high standards
Comment by Mone on January 9, 2017 at 6:36pm
Who gives a fuucc
Comment by Shawn Corey Carter on January 9, 2017 at 6:08pm
Kendrick is trash.
Comment by united-gs on January 9, 2017 at 5:01pm
Kendrick and drake will go down as the most overhyped and overrated rappers in the history of the genre

They are not wack, just overrated....kendrick was scared to battle papoose when pap dugged him a new b*******, cant claim the best if you scared....and dont give me that bullsh!t that pap is not relevant enough, LL cool J called himself tje goat and proved it by going at canabis, thats what the fck the best do, they hild their mic firm

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