Eminem sees a lack of Hip-Hop in the judging panel of "The X-Factor" and therefore, he wants to participate. The rapper thinks that the current line-up, Dannii Minogue, Louish Walsh and Cheryl Cole, have no vast knowledge about Hip-Hop that many acts from the genre cannot win the talent search.
"No disrespect to the current judges but you need people who are global, platinum-selling stars," Eminem states his reason. "You need to prepare contestants for what it's really like out there, and what sort of pressure you are going to be under." He would like to enter the show attached to his long-time music partner Dr. Dre.
He adds, "So much average talent comes out of these reality shows, it's time to give people a chance who deserve it. A hip-hop star will never win a show like The X Factor without somebody like me on the panel. There are a lot of very talented hip-hop stars who would kill for a break in Britain but the judges aren't qualified in hip-hop."
Eminem admits to have been keeping an eye on the urban scene in Britain and found that many actually have potential to be big stars. "It needs somebody in power to open a door for them," says the rapper.
How he would do as a judge, Eminem looks up to acid tongue judge Simon Cowell. "I am not sure I would have the time to do it full-time, but I would come and be a guest judge," he continues. "Simon tells it like it is and I am down with that. If somebody ain't good enough they ain't good enough."