Eminem Faces Backlash for Rapping About Megan Thee Stallion Shooting on New Song ‘Houdini’

Eminem Faces Backlash for Rapping About Megan Thee Stallion Shooting on New Song ‘Houdini’

Eminem is facing backlash for rapping about Megan Thee Stallion‘s shooting on his new song “Houdini.”

Eminem Raps About Megan Thee Stallion on “Houdini”

On Friday (May 31), Eminem returned with his new song “Houdini.” As fans dove in to the track, they noticed that Em name-dropped Megan Thee Stallion in the track’s first verse, and appeared to reference her being shot in the foot by Tory Lanez.

“If I was to ask for Megan Thee Stallion if she would collab with me/Would I really have a shot at a feat?” Em spits.

The track upset a plethora of Megan Thee Stallion supporters, who came out in droves on social media to condemn Em for seemingly making light of the Houston Hottie’s 2020 shooting.

“Now why that b***h shading Meg?” one supporter wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“This is so disrespectful,” another added.

Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in state prison last August for shooting Megan Thee Stallion back in July of 2020. The case polarized the hip-hop community for three years, with rappers like Drake, Fivio Foreign and others siding with Lanez and implying that Meg was lying about her injuries. While Eminem doesn’t appear to be going so far as to side with Lanez, it seems Meg’s fans in general are tired of the rapper’s trauma being spun into rap lyrics.

Eminem has a history of being a provocative lyricist. Countless rhymes in his catalog include his clever wordplay about everyone from pop culture mainstays to fellow rappers. Decades ago, one of the most recognized lines aimed at pop stars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera on the 2000 track “The Real Slim Shady” made headlines: “So you can sit me here next to Britney Spears?/Yo, s**t, Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs/So I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst/And hear ’em argue over who she gave head to first.”

“Houdini” officially kickstarted the rollout of Em’s 12th studio album. The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce). The lead single is named after famed escape artist Harry Houdini and samples Steve Miller Band’s 1982 song “Abracadabra.”

Read More: The 20 Biggest Eminem Songs of All Time

Eminem Continues to Tease The Death of Slim Shady (Coupe De Grâce)

Em has been teasing the release of The Death of Slim Shady all month long. Marshall Mathers connected with legendary magician David Blaine earlier this week for a strange FaceTime call to tease the release of “Houdini.” Together the pair discussed how Em could somehow make his career disappear. The promo trailer then ended with Blaine chewing on a wine glass to the shock and awe of onlookers.

Read More: Here Are the Complete Lyrics to Eminem’s “Houdini”

Watch the video for Eminem’s “Houdini,” and see what Megan Thee Stallion fans have to say below.

 

 

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