In 2000, Eminem lost a notebook at an airport full of lyrics and a picture of Britney Spears on the cover, he offered a reward to whoever could return it. He didn’t get it back.
When Eminem lost the notebook back in 2000, he wanted it back so badly that he set up a toll free number to call if you found it (1-888-311-4343) and an e-mail address (email@example.com). According to a 2000 statement from Eminem’s label, Interscope Records, the last time Eminem (who’s luggage tag read Marshall Mathers III) saw the notebook was on a Delta Air Lines flight from Cincinnati to New Orleans. The book is long gone by now, somewhere in the world.
Eminem revealed this during a 2009 interview with Jimmy Kimmel saying; “I lost a notebook one time… Years ago, I lost a Britney Spears notebook and it had lyrics , to the Marshall Mathers LP… It had like five or six songs on it and I lost it and I never got it back. All of my ideas were, some of them I remembered but some of them were gone.” People were putting notes but i never found it”
Jimmy Kimmel: “Really”
“Yea, I never got it back. I know people were putting Britney Spears notebooks with fake lyrics and stuff like that on the internet. I never found it.” Eminem says.
Jimmy Kimmel: “So, some of your songs got lost and just completely disappeared because of Britney spears… well, I guess we can’t really blame her for that.”
“Yea, we can.” Eminem jokes.
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In a backstage video of The Up in Smoke Tour, you can see Eminem holding and talking about the Britney Spears book at 2:00.