Eminem Admits He Doesn’t Remember Rapping Controversial Lyric About Rihanna, Explains Why He Slammed Snoop Dogg On New Surprise Album
Eminem isn’t done clearing up his controversial lyric about Rihanna and Chris Brown. As previously reported, Eminem issued an apology towards Rihanna on his latest album Music to Be Murdered By — Side B. The unexpected apology was for an old leaked song where referenced Chris Brown’s 2009 physical attack against the Fenty brand owner. During a recent interview, Eminem stood by his apology towards Rihanna and also revealed he doesn’t remember rapping the problematic verse: “Of course I side with Chris Brown. I’d beat a b**** down too.”
“Honest to God, I told Paul this when it first happened. First, I don’t know how somebody got it. Second of all, I have zero recollection of even remembering doing that verse. Like, the rhyme schemes didn’t even sound familiar to me, so I was caught off-guard.”
Even though Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, admitted that he doesn’t remember rapping the harsh verse or how the song was leaked he continued and stood by the apology he gave Rihanna.
“I’m not making excuses for it. I said it, and I was wrong for saying it. It was f*cking stupid.”
During the interview, Eminem also took some time to explain why he mentioned fellow rapper Snoop Dogg in his new song Zeus. Many speculated that Eminem took issue with Snoop Dogg leaving him off of his ‘top 10 rappers list’ during his Breakfast Club interview. However, according to Eminem, he had no problem with being left off the list. He said,
“Everything he said, by the way, was fine, up to a point. Him saying Dre made the best version of me, absolutely, why would I have a problem with that? Would I be here without Dre? F*ck no, I wouldn’t. The rappers he mentioned from the ‘90s—KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, [Kool] G Rap—I’ve never said I could f*ck with them.”
“I think it was more about the tone he was using that caught me off-guard ‘cause I’m like, where is this coming from? I just saw you, what the f*ck? It threw me for a loop. I probably could’ve gotten past the whole tone and everything, but it was the last statement where he said, ‘Far as music I can live without, I can live without that sh*t.’ Now you’re being disrespectful. It just caught me off-guard.”
Eminem also shared that when he first learned about Snoop Dogg’s comments he didn’t initially know how to respond to the situation.
“I didn’t know what to do about it because it confused me ‘cause I’m like, bro, same team. We’re on the same team. And I have never in my career, my entire career, said a disrespectful word about Snoop.”
He rapped in the song:
“As far as squashing beef I’m used to people knocking me/But just not in my camp/And diplomatic as I’m tryin’ to be/last thing I need is Snoop doggin’ me / Man, Dogg, you was like a god to me/Meh, not really (haha)/I had ‘dog’ backwards.”
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