Eminem is a huge fan of controversies — if anything, the famous rapper thrives on them.
Recently, the Detroit MC found himself embroiled in a rather nasty scandal involving Rihanna and her ex-boyfriend and abuser, Chris Brown.
A song has leaked where Eminem applauded Chris for beating Rihanna in early 2009. The rapper recorded the infamous song as he was working on his album, Relapse.
A portion of the controversial verses was included in “Things Get Worse” from B.o.B’s 2011 mixtape E.P.I.C. (Every Play Is Crucial).
In it, the artist said: “I’m not playing, Rihanna, where’d you get the V.D. at? Let me add my two cents/, Of course, I side with Chris Brown/I’d beat a b*tch down, too if she gave my d*ck an itch now.”
Eminem has been bashed for the lyrics and via his representative, Dennis Dennehy, he has reacted.
Dennehy said the following in a statement: “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.”
Eminem and Rihanna did go on to collaborate on several hit songs, including the 2010 track “Love the Way You Lie,” as well as 2012’s “Numb” and 2013’s “The Monster.”
The Eminem drama comes after Rihanna announced that she is taking a break after having an overwhelming year.
The singer wrote: “To all my friends/family/coworkers who I have yet to get back to in the past months…please forgive me. This year has been quite an overwhelming one, and I’m working on that ish called Balance. brb.”
One fan showed support by writing: “Mental health is everything, so take your time sis. It causes you to become overwhelmed and stressed depending on how you handle situations, so it does in a way. Everything revolves around your mental health.”
Another commenter wrote: “if she gonna lose them just because she wants a time to work on her mental health, then let her lose them if this was the case they aren’t real fans smh real fans who love you will sport you.”
This follower revealed: “Take ya time, hunny, 😝🤸🏽♂️ we rooting for you take your time! We’re here when you need us! 😘 I understand 💯. We all forget balance at some point.”
RiRi is a strong woman and her fans believe in her.