Just Don't Give a Fuck

1998 single by Eminem

"Just Don't Give a Fuck" is the only single off of American rapper Eminem's only extended play Slim Shady EP. It was also appeared on Eminem's second studio album The Slim Shady LP. The song was released on October 13, 1998. The song's title is a reference to the 1991 Tupac Shakur song "I Don't Give a Fuck". It also samples the Tupac song.

"Just Don't Give a Fuck"
Song by Eminem
from the album Slim Shady EP and The Slim Shady LP
ReleasedOctober 13, 1998
Recorded1997 (Slim Shady EP)
1998 (The Slim Shady LP)
Songwriter(s)Marshall Mathers, Jeffrey Bass, Mark Bass, Tupac Shakur
Producer(s)Bass Brothers, Eminem (co-produced)

The song was able to make it to #5 on the Hot Rap Songs, #14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, and #62 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[1][2][3]

In the song, Eminem raps about not caring what think about him. He also raps about having a problem with drug addiction and that he will kill anyone that talks about him behind his back. In the song, he disses American rappers Everlast, Miilkbone and Vanilla Ice in the song.

In his 2000 book Angry Blonde, Eminem said he wrote the song when he was staying at his mother's house. He said that around that time, his daughter Hailie was just born and he was struggling to give her a proper childhood. Between the place he was living at, not being able to provide for his daughter and his label producers about to drop him, Eminem put all his anger into the song.[4]

A music video for the song was released. It was shot in black and white. In the video, Eminem as a child eats some of his mother's food and she hits him. The video moves forward Eminem chokes his mother. Eminem has a twelve-step program. Eminem and an alien visit a family having a picnic. Eminem is then sitting in a shopping cart with the alien driving his around. Eminem picks up a woman in a car and the later stands in a pool with four women.


  1. "Eminem - Hot Rap Songs Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 1, 2023.
  2. "Eminem - Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 1, 2023.
  3. "Eminem - Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 1, 2023.
  4. Angry Blonde. Eminem. New York, New York: ReganBooks. 2002. ISBN 0066209226. OCLC 49940135.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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