Rihanna acts as muse, and details ‘The Real Slim Shady‘s newfound friendship with the monster under his bed, which is really just an admission that he’s accepted his role in the hype machine. It’s honest, but in a very real and depressing way – a charlatan’s song fortified by the queen herself.
Riff by Jeff Min
Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.