Eminem has apologised to Rihanna for being super dodgy and siding with Chris Brown, after he assaulted Rihanna in 2009.
Eminem dropped surprise album Music To Be Murdered By Side B on Friday and one of the tracks on that album was ‘Zeus’. In the track, Eminem admits that it was wrong to say he “sided” with Chris Brown in lyrics he wrote ten-years ago.
The apology is long overdue, but let’s hope that he actually apologised to our Queen ages ago, and this is just his way of addressing it publicly. A Queen deserves the whole cake, not just the crumbs.
“But, me, long as I re-promise to be honest / And wholeheartedly, apologies, Rihanna / For that song that leaked, I’m sorry, Ri / It wasn’t meant to cause you grief,” Eminem rapped in ‘Zeus’.
“Regardless, it was wrong of me.”
In 2019, an Eminem track from a decade ago was leaked and copped massive heat for lyrics that said: “Of course I side with Chris Brown, I’d beat a bitch down too.” Ew. He also accused Rihanna of having Venereal Disease (an STD). Double ew.
The track was leaked to Reddit and is from a Relapse recording session. The track never made it onto the album, but regardless it’s poor-form and reflects a time when victim-blaming was more normalised.
After the leak, former Interscope executive Dennis Dennehy defended Eminem and said that the rapper and Rihanna had a good relationship.
“This is a leak of something that’s over ten years old. After Eminem recorded it, he scrapped it and rewrote it. He and Rihanna have a great relationship,” Dennehy said.
The pair have collaborated a number of times, including: ‘Love the Way You Lie’ (2010), ‘Numb’ (2012) and ‘The Monster’ (2013).
However, some people were not impressed with the apology, as let’s be honest it’s pretty meh.
— Elon Musk (Self-Parody) (@DennisCEarl) December 19, 2020
Yeah it’s an apology. But I’d like to see Eminem take some extra steps to support domestic violence victims before we give him any praise for literally one lyric.
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