Stronger Than I Was

Album: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Eminem rap-singing from the perspective of his ex-wife Kim Mathers, whom he was with as recently as 2006. They had a very volatile on-off relationship and Em poured scorn at her on several of his songs, including the Marshall Mathers LP track "Kim," where he fantasized about killing her.
  • The lyric, "Uh, we were Bonnie and Clyde. No, on the inside you were Jekyll and Hyde," refers to The Slim Shady LP track, "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" where Eminem raps about after violently murdering Kim, taking his daughter Hailie to the beach to dispose of her body.
  • According to some reports, the song is about Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" collaborator, Rihanna. TMZ claimed that the pair fell in love in 2010 after recording that song.

Comments: 1

  • Rochelle from 60660A lot of people forget how lyrically gifted eminem is, because we are so used to his fast rapping. This shows his actual talents as a singer.
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