Eminem Comes Under Fire For Threats To Punch Lana Del Rey On New Rap
Eminem has come under fire after threats to punch Lana Del Rey on his new rap emerged online yesterday. The rapper also included references to former NFL player Ray Rice, who is currently suspended after leaked footage saw him violently assault his fiancée in an elevator last year.
The freestyle video, acting as a promo for his new compilation album Shady XV, includes the lyrics:
“But I may fight for gay rights, especially if the d*ke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice...
“Play nice? B*tch I'll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance.”
The singer has previously admitted she is a fan of the rapper.
The 42-year old caused controversy on previous tracks, after detailing attempts to kill his ex-wife or mum including lyrics about murder, suicide, and threats to women and gay rights.
The news may come as a bit of a shock to Del Rey, who previously admitted to being a big fan of the rapper:
“He really changed my life. I didn’t know music could be intelligent. He wasn’t just rhyming for rhyme’s sake. That made me think I could actually talk about the way things actually were. He’s a genius.”
Wading in on the war of words, Azealia Banks jumped to the singer’s defence tweeting in a since deleted post:
“But does Eminem know that I will personally punch him in his mouth?!”
She later added:
@LanaDelRey tell him to go back to his trailer park and eat his microwave hotpocket dinner and suck on his sisters tiddies.
— AZEALIA ⚓️ BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) November 11, 2014
Lana Del Rey has yet to respond to the comments made about her in the new rap lyrics.