Rihanna fans are pissed at Eminem for claiming he gave the singer a bunch of hickeys
You literally can't keep Eminem out of the news right now!
The rapper is currently embroiled in a widely publicized feud with performer Machine Gun Kelly (no, I don't know who he is either) - but is now hitting the headlines for another pretty controversial reason.
As part of his ongoing beef with Machine Gun Kelly, Eminem has released a diss track called Killshot, in which he raps "Rihanna just hit me on a text / Last night I left hickeys on her neck."
For those who haven't had time to get up to date on the whole drama, this is a direct response to the part in Machine Gun Kelly's diss track Rap Devil, where he boldly claims that Eminem is "The type to be scared to ask Rihanna for her number."
Big words which have sparked a big debate. Rihanna fans have leapt onto the lyrics like a pack of dogs fighting over the last pork chop, all desperate to find answers to the obvious questions the words throw up. Did Eminem give Rihanna a hickey? Does that mean they are hooking up? What the hell does this have to do with a rapper nobody has ever heard of? So many questions, and so few answers.
Meanwhile, in more ensuing drama, Eminem's diss track has managed to upset English DJ Sam Ronson, who tweeted out her disdain for the lyrics to her followers.
Samantha Ronson also told TMZ what she thinks about the track, saying, "By the way, Rihanna's running an empire. She's busy. She's not putting hickeys on your neck." Funny that Ronson was so offended by that Eminem lyric about Rihanna, but had nothing about MGK calling Hailey Mathers, a 16-year-old girl, "hot as f*ck" in an old tweet. Nor did she have anything to say about MGK bragging about how he "f*cked another rapper's girl" (Halsey, G-Easy's on-again, off-again lover) in Rap Devil. Does Ronson find those lyrics feminist and empowering?
As you'd expect with a story of this nature, Eminem's fans are pissed at Ronson's comments, since Eminem and Rihanna have been friends for years! They collaborated on Love The Way You Lie in 2010, Numb in 2012 and The Monster in 2013. And that's after Eminem threatened "to pee on Rihanna," in Medicine Ball, a song off his 2009 album Relapse. So, it's safe to say that RiRi has a sense of humor about Eminem's lyrics, and doesn't waste her energy pretending to be outraged on Twitter.
Speaking of Twitter outrage, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea also waded into the feud. On Killshot, Eminem referred to her as a "ho,"while listing musical artists no one takes seriously. Iggy responded by tweeting that Eminem's dense bars with complex multi-syllable rhyme schemes were "lazy." Odd criticism, considering she recorded D.R.U.G.S., a lazy remake on Kendrick Lamar's Look Out For Detox, in which she referred to herself as a "slave-master." Her live performance of the song was so bad it went viral.
Yeah, step up those bars, Eminem!