Eminem used to piss a lot of people off with his music during his early career years, and it looks like he still hasn’t learned his lesson with his just-released “Shady Cxvpher,” where he threatens to punch Lana Del Rey in the face.
In the almost 20-minute freestyle, which features fellow emcees Crooked I, Joe Budden, Yelawolf, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5’9, Slim Shady is the last to drop his bars and it’s crystal clear that he has absolutely no love for the pop darling. During one point in his freestyle, he raps, “But I may fight for gay rights, especially if they dick is more of a knockout than Janay Rice/Play nice? Bitch 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.”
It’s an ugly message and one that we thought he learned a while back when he teamed up with Rihanna for his hit “Love the Way You Lie.” No word from Lana Del Rey, but it’s probably going to be met with some disappointment, as the singer is actually a pretty big Eminem fan. Back in 2012, she gushed about her love for Slim Shady, stressing that he actually changed her life. “I found out music could be intelligent. He wasn’t just rhyming for rhyme’s sake,” she told PopCrush.
LDR is just the latest victim in Em’s bars about committing domestic violence against women. Back in 2000, he received a monumental amount of backlash for several tracks on his critically acclaimed The Marshall Mathers LP, including the opening track “Kill You,” which was one intense tirade against his ex-wife Kim and his mother Debbie Mathers. Just look at the title of it. But if there’s any song that takes the cake for going too far, it’s definitely “Kim.” Also off Marshall Mathers, Em basically raps about a pretty disturbing revenge fantasy against his ex, which ends in one bloody mess.