Emotional Big Sean describes Eminem song Tobey as 'full circle' moment

Big Sean has revealed why Eminem track Tobey is a 'full circle' moment credit:Bang Showbiz
Big Sean has revealed why Eminem track Tobey is a 'full circle' moment credit:Bang Showbiz

Big Sean has described his Eminem collaboration as a "full circle" moment.

The 36-year-old star appears with fellow Detroit native Babytron, 24, on the hip hop icon's new single 'Tobey', and he has shared an emotional post revealing that Eminem's 'The Slim Shady LP' was the first CD he ever bought.

He wrote on X, formerly Twitter: "Not gon hold you, Slim Shady LP was the first CD i bought wit my own money at Costco.

"Me n Em bout 4 songs in now (DVE, No Favors, Detroit 2 cypher) but being on the Death Of Slim Shady is full circle.

"I aint know when i bought that, that id be one of the next 1’s out da city... let alone even know Em. A reminder to myself of how real unrealistic really is. (sic)"

The new song - which is taken from the upcoming album 'The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grace)' - is a nod to Tobey Maguire and his role in 2002 film 'Spider-Man', with references in the lyrics to the superhero blockbuster.

Eminem, 51, raps: "Tobey Maguire got bit by a spider, me? Must've got bit by a goat/ I used to dream as a kid I would grow/ To be one, I hope that I inspire hope/ For you to get what you desire most."

The artwork for the single is an spoof of the viral meme of three Spider-Men pointing at each other, with an animated version of Eminem, Big Sean and Babytron recreating the pose.

'The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grace)' will be released on July 12, with the latest song following lead single 'Houdini', which dropped last month and debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed Eminem is being tipped to headline Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage in 2025.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: “It’s been a long time coming but finally, after years of trying, Emily Eavis could be about to get her wish.

“It’s by no means a done deal but with a successful comeback in motion a huge headline slot next year makes sense."