Eminem and Lil Wayne cover GQ Magazine and Em was interviewed about his past drug use and his future in music:
"I'm very much a creature of habit, if I'm used to waking up in the morning and having one of these (picking up a Red Bull), I could do it every morning for the next ten years straight until I find something else to move on to. So if I'm used to taking a Vicodin when I wake up in the morning because I'm hungover from drinking or taking pills... The bigger the crowd, the bigger my habit got."
He also tells us what sobriety has taught him:
"The thing sobriety has taught me the most, is the way I'm wired—why my thought process is so different. I've realized that the way I am helps with the music. Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I'll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I've written a whole song in an hour. But sometimes it sucks, and I wish I was wired like a regular person and could go have a fuckin' drink. But that's the biggest thing about addiction: When you realize that you cannot—for fuck's sake, you can not—fuck around with nothing ever again. I never understood when people would say it's a disease. Like, 'Stop it, dickhead. It's not a disease!' But I finally realized, Fuck, man—it really is."
To ready the full story in all of it's detail (and there is a lot more), be sure to check it out at GQ. Also, check out the behind the scenes footage of the photoshoot for the issue below: