Date: 23rd April 2001
Actress JULIA STILES is puzzled by controversial rapper EMINEM's lyrics.
The actress who dances to a lot of rap and hiphop music in her latest movie SAVE THE LAST DANCE (2001), is a big fan of OUTKAST, MOS DEF, XZIBIT and Eminem.
She says, "His music is a big dilemma for me. I listen to all this rap. And on the one hand I really love it. But on other hand I think about him singing 'bitches this, bitches that...' I'm not really supposed to like that, me being a feminist actress. "I sort of decided not to take Eminem's work too seriously. He's very talented, but his lyrics contradict each other a lot. So all the fuss about him being controversial doesn't really bother me. But then again...because other people do take it seriously, it's hard for me not to. So I haven't really made up my mind yet. I go back and forth.' (ELD/WN/PDD)