Posted Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:58am PST by Caryn Ganz in Amplifier
An eighth-grader named Annie Reed wanted to speak with hometown hero Marshall Mathers for her newspaper class, and her request was bizarre enough to catch the eye of Em's longtime publicist at Interscope. "I just thought, 'Wow, here's a middle-school girl from Detroit who has some guts,' " Dennehy told MTV. "We thought Em would really enjoy doing it, too." So he set up the phoner, which wound up being the rapper's first one-on-one interview since his Rolling Stone cover last October. The front-page piece included a discussion of the MC's early influences and sobriety.