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Eminem: 'Famous people get drug prescriptions too easily'

Rapper says celebs are 'overdosing at alarming rates'

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Eminem has said that he thinks that famous people get drug prescriptions more easily than they should because of their celebrity status.

The rapper, who has battled addiction in the past, told Vibe magazine that doctors are more lenient on those in the limelight because they want to bask in their reflected glory.

"Where you're famous, doctors will kiss your ass because they love the celebrity," he said. "'Oh, I can call up Eminem and get him on the phone right now. Oh, hi Marshall, how are you doing? Do you need that [prescription]?' There are doctors that will give you certain things just because of who you are."

The rapper also spoke about the death of Brittany Murphy, whom he starred with in 2002 film 8 Mile.

"It's crazy when you see things not just with her but just all these things that are happening in Hollywood with people in music, with people in acting," he said. "Famous people are overdosing at alarming rates… that almost sounded like a commercial. Wow."

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