(RollingStone) -- The following is an excerpt of an article from the new issue of Rolling Stone. This issue is available on newstands Friday, as well online in Rolling Stone's digital archive.
Contributing editor Josh Eells sits down with Eminem at his Detroit recording studio for a revealing interview about the rapper's long battle with prescription drugs, his difficulties with women and the pain of being abandoned by his father at six months old, as well as his incredible musical comeback and his quest to score the highest score in the history of Donkey Kong.
Here's an excerpt from the extensive interview.
Rolling Stone: Do you think it's hard for you to trust women?
Eminem: I have trust issues. With women, friends, whatever. You always wonder what their real motives are. I've got a small circle of friends, and it's a lot of the same friends I've known forever. Right now, that works for me. I came out of some difficult things these past couple of years. I kind of feel like I'm just now finding my footing. So I want to make sure that's secure before I go out and do anything else. I need to keep working on myself for a while.
Rolling Stone: What about your love life? Do you date?
Eminem: Not really. As far as going out, like dinner and a movie -- I just can't. Going out in public is just too crazy. I mean, I'd like to be in a relationship again someday. Who doesn't? It's just hard to meet new people, in my position.
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