May 3, 2009 12:26

Eminem becomes psychotic murderer in violent video for new single '3am'

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The official video for new Eminem single '3am' depicts the rapper as a psychotic serial killer.

In the video, which you can watch by scrolling down now, Slim Shady is seen hallucinating and then murdering people with a kitchen knife. The single has been released digitally, and is available to download now.

Lyrically, '3am''s brutal story recalls the hard-hitting nature of Eminem's 2000 hit 'Stan'. In what may be his bleakest song yet, the rapper goes into great detail about how he kills several people, with the lyrics including:

"I remember the first time I dismembered a family member/December I think it was/I was having drinks with my cuz and I wrapped him in Christmas lights/Pushed him into the stinkin' tub/Cut him up into pieces/And just when I went to drink his blood I thought I outta drink this bath water/That outta be fun/That's when my days of serial murder man slaughter begun".

Elsewhere, the song sees him reference a quote from 'The Silence of the Lambs', when he sings the following line:

"She puts the lotion in the bucket, it puts the lotion on the skin, or else she gets the hose again".

'3am' is also markedly different to Eminem's recent comeback single 'We Made You', which sees him taking comedy pop shots at celebrities including Amy Winehouse and Jessica Simpson.

Watch the video for '3am' below.


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