Eminem slammed for ‘disgusting’ lyric about Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘traumatic’ shooting in new song


Eminem has been slammed by fans for his ‘disgusting’ lyric about fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion on his new track ‘Houdini’.

The 51-year-old rapper has made quite the name for himself for name dropping various celebrities in his songs – with Christina Aguilera, Will Smith and Machine Gun Kelly amongst the many names he’s verbally tussled with over the years.

So, when he announced his latest studio album The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce), fans could expect to hear a new roster of celebrity names littered throughout his lyrics.

And, unsurprisingly, his first single ‘Houdini’ didn’t disappoint, with the rap icon leaning fully into his comedic hip hop style in order to deliver up some controversy.

Not even his long-term mentor Dr. Dre or his kids come out unscathed, however, its a lyric referencing Megan Thee Stallion’s traumatic shooting incident that hasn’t gone down well with fans.

In the track, Eminem sings: “If I was to ask for Megan Thee Stallion if she would collab with me / Would I really have a shot at a feat?”

The lyric pokes fun at the ‘Hot Girl Summer’ rapper being shot in the foot by Tory Lanez back in 2020.

Fans were quick to share their reactions on social media, with many criticising the ‘Lose Yourself’ hitmaker for his choice of words.

“So Eminem returns with SLIM SHADY & jumps right into the TORY LANEZ & MEGAN THEE STALLION drama UHN UHN EM – it’s a NO for me,” on user wrote on X.

“This worked in the 2000’s with your counterparts but a play on words with someone’s trauma & a black woman at that … I can’t support it. As old as you are – I know you know you better.”

“What exactly did this girl do to deserve this type of harassment by male rappers constantly? I mean genuinely what did she do?” a second person added, while a third person said: “Somebody tell this guy its 2024.”

“F**k this guy. Men love to bring up traumatic moments in women’s lives for attention. Leave Megan alone,” a fourth person wrote.

“Eminem is too old to still be name dropping for shock value. It was “cool and edgy” back in 01’ but dude you’re 50 evolve as an artist,” added another.

Not everyone was offended by the lyric, with others rushing to the rapper’s defence by claiming that it was all part of his infamous Slim Shady character.

“Is everybody new to the Slim Shady thing or something?” one person questioned, while another said: “Slim Shady is truly back!”

LADBible has approached Eminem’s representatives for comment.

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