Em didn't directly respond to that question -- which, maybe, was more of a statement than an actual question. Instead, his guest verse replied for him.
"Of course I know that, and here's another reason why you should love me," he essentially said in delivering what remains one of his most intricate and impressive features to date.
More than a decade later, 50 and Em are at very different points in their careers than they were when this came out on Fif's classic debut, but at least one thing hasn't changed.
"EMINEM is still my favorite white boy," 50 captioned a picture on Instagram of himself and Slim Shady, calling it "a throw back" without specifying exactly when it's from. "I will always love him for what he did for me, he put me on and never once did I feel he didn't believe in me over the years. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO"