Just Don’t Give a Fuck

Just Don’t Give a Fuck


Eminem details his writing process for this track in his lyrics book Angry Blonde:

“Just Don’t Give a Fuck” was a song that I wrote when I was staying at my mother’s house. It was around the time that Hailie was born. She wasn’t even a year old yet. All of kinds of shit- not being able to provide for my daughter, my living situation, etc., just started building up so much that I had just had it. “Just Don’t Give a Fuck” was actually the second song where people that knew me was were like ‘What the fuck are you talking about?’ See, I didn’t normally talk about stuff like that… I soon found myself doing things that I normally didn’t do. Like getting into drugs and drinkin'. I was reeeaaally fucked up. I was sick of everything . Kim and I had Hailie, my producers FBT were just about to give up on me, we weren’t paying rent to my moms, and just a whole bunch of other horrible shit was going on."

This song was also on the Slim Shady EP before being repackaged with an altered instrumental for Eminem’s debut solo album.

In the clean version of the album, the title was changed to “Just Don’t Give”.