im crying i just found the full transcript of that “interview” patrick did in cnn about eminem from like 2001 and apparently the whole thing started because dick cheney’s wife, lynne. cheney, (of all people) was objecting to eminem and elton john performing together because she thinks eminem is sexist and homophobic. and so cnn just went to a random high school to ask the students opinions on it and just /happened/ to interview someone who ended up becoming one of the biggest rock stars of the next decade.
and you know what else i realized? this is the concert that the “elton john, a known gay” comes from. truly an iconic meme. what a bunch of weird coincidences.