While promoting his new book “The Way I Am” on BBC Radio, Eminem was asked which presidential candidate he would be supporting on Election Day.
“I will vote for Barack Obama,” the rapper told host Zane Lowe. “I can’t get too political honestly because I don’t know enough about everything to know what’s going on.
“I know we’re going into a recession and, pardon the cliché, but we need something to change. I think Barack would be a breath of fresh air to get what’s left of the Bush administration out of the door.”
As for his upcoming album, “Relapse,” Eminem said he’s had a lot of input from his mentor, Dr. Dre.
“For the last five months I’ve been working pretty much straight with Dre,” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of material, more so than I’ve had on an album with him producing before.”
He added: “Obviously his beats are insane but aside from that I can rap, I can write and not worry about what the beat has to sound like and how loud a snare drum is. All those things are taken care of for me. I feel like a spoiled rapper. I get to pick and choose everything.”
The rapper said he has no plans to tour at present and, referring to his previous success, has “no desire to be that big again.”