An alleged leak of Eminem’s number “Vegas” from his upcoming album SHADYXV has created quite a buzz-in the most negative way possible.
With the lyrics threatening artist Iggy Azalea and going something like “B****, shut the f*** up and get in my car. And suck my f***ing d*** while I take a s***” and “Scream... I love it!” the uproar is apparent.
Especially since his intentions to "punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice" just a few days ago is still fresh in people’s mind.
But then that’s Eminem. What do people expect?
Here are some of his gems:
"Little gay-looking boy/So gay I can barely say it with a straight face-looking boy."
“My brain's dead weight, I'm trying to get my head straight
But I can't figure out which Spice Girl I want to impregnate (Ummmm...)”
“And Moby? You can get stomped by Obie. You 36-year-old baldheaded f**, blow me.”
He is not alone; rap and hip hop music is not the gentlest of genres with misogyny, male hegemony, objectifying women, threats and acts of violence are a norm.
So what’s the fuss about? Most likely, with his album right around the corner Eminem would like some hype. Not that he needs to create hype anymore. But there’s no such thing as enough hype, is there?
Eminem himself says he thrives on reaction, “A bad reaction is better than no reaction… I would rather have some kind of reaction. If my music sparks debates and conversations or whatever — be it right, be it wrong or whatever — I would rather have it get a reaction — a bad reaction — than no reaction. ‘Cause no reaction sucks,” he adds.
We can think of something that sucks more: threatening women with sexual assault.