Eminem is in hot water again. Let’s all act surprised.
Eminem released a freestyle rap video called SHADYXV – THE CXVPHER to promote his upcoming album “Shady XV”. As expected in any rap/ freestyle, insults and profanities were thrown around. So what’s the problem? Reportedly, Eminem targeted music artist, Lane Del Ray in the rap and said something that ruffled everyone’s feathers. Here are the lyrics: “But I may fight for gay rights, especially if they dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice / Play nice?.. B***h I’ll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance / ‘Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens.”
Obviously he is referring to the abusive relationship between Janay and Ray Rice, but why mention it in the rap? Some fans are taking the lyrics very seriously and literally. Real fans of Eminem know this is just a harsh metaphor he used to say (in so many words) that he isn’t kind and has no problem putting anyone in their place. Plus, it’s a plug to get promo for his album. Whether it’s good or bad, we are talking about it. Personally, I do not believe the lyrics mean he will actually punch Lana in the face whenever he sees her. If there was an issue between the two, I am sure we all would have heard about it way before now. He makes it very clear and known when he doesn’t like someone.
Numerous fans of Lana came to her defense, as well as rapper Azealia Banks. Again, no surprise there. Azealia is no stranger to drama and seems to always find a way to involve herself in negative situations. The amount of beef’s she’s been involved in surpass her number of hit records. No shade just facts. Azealea tweeted: “Tell him to go back to his trailer park and eat his microwave hot pocket dinner and suck on his sisters tiddies.” Lana responded to her tweet: “Love my one and only girl xxx.”
Lana has not responded to Eminem’s lyrics.
Truth is you can’t be a fan of today’s rap music, especially artists such as Eminem, if you are sensitive to the lyrics used. Many rappers have insulted men and women numerous times in songs that have gone #1 on the Billboard charts, so what is the difference here?
Let us know what you think hotzoners!