The hyper-beloved actor portraying the role of Edward Cullen as one of the iconic vampires from the Twilight Saga was not always a fan of acting only. Instead of spending his time with practicing his lines he was also eager to polish his rapping skills. Eminem was his favorite singer and he flirted with the idea of following the footsteps of the already world-wide-known rapper. The news that claim that Robert Pattinson wanted to be a rapper soon spread all over the world and people were looking for an explanation.

Here is what he states to various media sources in his recent interviews: “You want a secret? Okay, how about this. I’ve got a whole collection of tapes of me rapping from when I was thirteen! I wanted to be a rapper so there are hundreds and hundreds of tapes. They’re very amusing!”, “I was obsessed with Eminem when I was younger. When he first came out I was about twelve and fanatical about his ‘Slim Shady’ CD. I think he’s a genius.”

Working with the lyrics and music was great fun in spite of the fact that his recordings didn’t come to light. Furthermore he claims to Top of The Pops magazine that: “Most of my rhymes were stolen off other people anyway. They were all like, ‘I was raised on these streets.’, which was a complete farce because I was actually raised in quite a nice area of London called Barnes. Not very ghetto at all! “I was obsessed with it all, though. I even had my own little crew – we called ourselves Big Tub and the Tappy Cats.”

Indeed fans might wonder whether it would have been a bigger pleasure to admire a vampire who plays fabulously and in his spare time he is an amateur rapper. The Eminem/Edward Cullen combo is indeed an additional proof of the versatile personality of Robert Pattinson.

Robert Pattinson wanted to be a rapper

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