Eminem Receives Mixed Reactions To Referencing Megan Thee Stallion Shooting In New Song ‘Houdini’

Eminem, Megan Thee Stallion

Eminem Receives Mixed Reactions To Referencing Megan Thee Stallion Shooting In New Song ‘Houdini’

Hip-hop veteran Eminem is no stranger to controversy.

The Detroit rapper has once again captured the culture’s attention with the release of his new single ‘Houdini’, which contentiously references Megan Thee Stallion infamously being shot by Tory Lanez.

Eminem, Megan Thee Stallion

In the first verse of the song, Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers III, 51, rapped the lyric:

“If I was to ask for Megan Thee Stallion if she would collab with me/ Would I really have a shot at a feat?”

The bar was a nod to Houston native Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete, 29, famously being shot by her rap colleague Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, 31, in the foot back in 2020. If you recall, the Canadian musician stood trial over the incident and was ultimately sentenced to 10 years behind bars. Tory Lanez is currently in the process of appealing the decision.

While justice prevailed in the court room, Megan Thee Stallion fans do not take kindly to other rapper’s mentioning the traumatic event for music, though Eminem has been receiving mixed reactions online. Some users have been praising the lyric’s cleverness, pointing out the MC is known for making outlandish remarks in his music and are not all offended or surprised by the Megan reference. Others fiercely defended the “B.O.A.” artist, arguing that Eminem and all other artists should stop commenting on the matter in their music.

Eminem’s latest single is reportedly the first from his forthcoming 12th studio album, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce). It does not appear that Megan has reacted to the lyric at this time.


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Authored by: Kay Johnson