In the most unsettling news of the day, some pretty horrible Eminem lyrics have allegedly been leaked, making it look a lot like he’s on Chris Brown’s side when it comes to the infamous domestic violence case Brown had against Rihanna. As you can imagine, he’s copping some well deserved heat.
Back in 2009, Rihanna was hospitalised with really serious injuries to her face and arms, and Chris Brown turned himself in to the police shortly afterwards.
In a clip of the unreleased verse from a track called Things Get Worse, Eminem can be heard rapping the line:
“Of course I side with Chris Brown, I’d beat a b**ch down too if she gave my dick an itch now.”
Things Get Worse was Eminem’s collaboration with B.o.B., and was released on mixtapes for both artists – B.o.B’s E.P.I.C. (Every Play is Crucial) and Eminem’s Straight from the Lab Part 2.
The lyrics are awful and distasteful enough when we’re discovering them now, but they were actually recorded years ago. Things Get Worse was released in 2011, but it’s being said that the original recording of the verse could have been recorded for Eminem’s Relapse album in 2009 – the same year that the domestic violence incident happened.
So best case scenario, it was recorded two years after the fact, and worst case scenario it was recorded in the same damn year.
Sure, Eminem is known for being an edgelord with his lyrics, but there has to be a line to cross somewhere. He’s been writing incredibly violent lines for as long as he’s been making music, he wrote an entire song about murdering his ex-wife and throwing her in the back of his car, and was even investigated by the secret service earlier this year for rapping about killing Ivanka Trump.
Who knows what other garbage lines have been recorded over the last 20 years of Eminem’s career, but in the age of the internet it’s a pretty safe bet that they’ll come to the surface eventually.