We Got Em Goin'

XXL Magazine
January / February 2005

Some people believe, though, that you can't take a joke yourself. Is it true that Weird Al Yankovic was gonna do a parody of "Lose Yourself" but you didn't allow him to?

We actually did allow him to do the song. He did the parody. I was cool with it. I thought it was funny. There was some kind of hang-up [with the video]. I don't know what happened. But it wasn't between me and Weird Al. It was some kind of hang-up between Columbia and Interscope where he couldn't shoot a video.