Controversy has always circled Eminem who is arguably one of rap’s most iconic faces. However Eminem has crossed the line with his new misogynistic material.
While generating buzz last week for his upcoming Shady XV compilation, he dropped new track “Vegas” but it shockingly contained threatening lyrics to old school beauty Lana Del Ray
“Play nice, bitch, I punch Lana Del Rey right/In the face twice like Ray Rice in broad daylight,”
Less than a week later he previewed “Vegas,” a song believed to be from his upcoming album, featuring the sinister intention to rape fellow rapper Iggy Azalea:
“So what’s it gon’ be? Put that shit away Iggy/You don’t wanna blow that rape whistle on me/Scream!/I love it/’Fore I get lost with the gettin’ off.”
Not only is this a slap in the face to women in general including Eminem’s three daughters, it’s an insult to rap music.
In times where rap can be used to inspire a catalyst for political reform as demonstrated on Plan B’s “Ill Manors” or provide a poetically sweet depth a la Drake, why should we put up with sexist rap’s that should have been left in 2004 with Eminem.
Thankfully the feisty Iggy Azalea isn’t taking it lying low, coming back with the perfect response:
“im bored of the old men threatening young women as entertainment trend and much more interested in the young women getting $ trend. zzzz,” she tweeted on Friday morning.
“its especially akward because my 14 year old brother is the biggest eminem fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. nice!” she added.
Eminem may not be a role model but Iggy certainly is!