"We Made You" (CD single)



Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
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Positive messages

Women are at the center of all of Eminem's verbal jabs on this single. The rapper discusses female body parts, tries to seduce his subjects, and talks about sexual senarios at length.

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Eminem discusses Kim Kardashian's derriere, Jessica Alba's breasts, and the idea of sleeping with Sarah Palin. The music video for the single includes crude visuals that bring the lyrics to life.


No profanity, but plenty of eyebrow-raising lines, like "I'll invite Sarah Palin out to dinner then nail her, 'Baby say hello to my little friend'."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

On the single, Eminem gives shout-outs to over-the-counter and perscriptions drugs, everything from Ritalin to Zantac.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that even though this is one Eminem song that surprisingly doesn't contain profanity, it's still not appropriate for kids. With crass comments about women's body parts, sarcastic quips regarding homosexuality, and various references to prescription drugs, this is vintage Eminem.

What's the story?

Eminem's ode to reality stars and pseudo-celebrities, WE MADE YOU covers all the famous faces usually found on the tabloid pages. Eminem focuses only on the ladies on this single, asking Lindsay Lohan and Portia de Rossi why they became lesbians and attempting to lyrically seduce everyone from Britney Spears to vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. The single is the second off of Em's latest album, Relapse.

Is it any good?


There is no shortage of cultural fodder for Eminem to take on in his satirical single, "We Made You." However, the usually on-target lyricist seems a bit off his game on this single. Sure there are some clever moments, like the Amy Winehouse reference: "You're my Amy, I'm your Blake, matter fact make me a birthday cake, with a saw blade in it to make my jail break." But other such name-dropping of celebs like John Mayer, Britney Spears , and Sarah Palin, falls flat and Slim Shady skips some prime opportunities to slam celebrity and status.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how rap music as a genre addresses social and pop culture issues. On this single, Eminem makes illusions to numerous celebrities and pop culture icons. Do you think this type of satirical approach casts some doubt on the validity of fame? Do you look at celebrities like Sarah Palin and Jessica Simpson differently after hearing them referenced in a song which doesn't portray them very favorably?

Music details

Release date:April 13, 2009
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old February 18, 2010


What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheProdigy November 17, 2015

good song. Clean version even thoh he dont cus.

good song. Em doesn't cus through the whole thing. But it's still not OK for kids. He talks about private parts and homosexuality and pills and lots of other inappropraite things. Buy the clean version on Itunes.
Kid, 12 years old January 19, 2015

Hilarious Rap song is sometimes raunchy

We Made You is a hip hop song by Eminem. The song mocks famous celebrities, mostly women.Eminem does this by making sometimes raunchy jokes. He mocky The Kardashian sisters, Lindsey Lohan, Ellen Degeneres, Sarah Palin, and Jessica Alba, in a crude way.While SOME of the comments he makes are funny, others are messed up. However, I still really do enjoy this song. Because of some sexual comments, drug content, and a couple uses of damn, the fun but sort of raunchy "We Made You" gets 5 out of 5 stars, okay for ages 13 and up. Iffy for twelve.11and under off. Thank you.
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Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking


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