Watch 2 Chainz Speak With DJ Drama About Being In The Studio With Eminem

2 Chainz sat down with DJ Drama for an interview on Shade 45 over the weekend. During the in-depth interview, 2 Chainz spilled the beans on working with Eminem on new music. The “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” rapper explained how the collaboration came about and revealed its for Eminem‘s new album. Eminem’s right hand man Denaun Porter called 2 Chainz during BET Awards weekend and requested a visit. 2 Chainz knew music was going to be recorded but didn’t know if it was for D12 or Eminem. Denaun explained to 2 Chainz that he wanted him to recite a chorus and provide ad-libs to Em’s raps. 2 Chainz met at Rick Rubin’s house to record, but told Eminem he doesn’t recite anything another artist wrote. He told Eminem to cut his whole second verse and make space so he could rap. Eminem complied and 2 Chainz smoked some weed and hit the booth. After recording his verse Eminem told 2 Chainz he could forget about recording ad-libs because the entire concept of the song changed. 2 Chainz told DJ Drama that the environment felt competitive.

2 Chainz talks about collaborating with Eminem at 17 minutes.