Eminem's Viral Feuds: From Christina Aguilera to George Bush and Iggy Azalea
The controversial rapper has attacked other major figures through famous diss tracks and in his music videos
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Eminem's viral fights: from Christina Aguilera to George Bush and Iggy Azalea (Photo: Infobae México)< p class="paragraph">Eminem is considered one of the best rappers of all time, as the American-born singer has won Grammy, MTV and even Oscar awards thanks to his fast verses, although most of them are constant attacks on other celebrities and that has also caused responses against them with more music.
With a global estimate of approximately 220 million records sold (physical format and streaming) the artist has positioned himself as one of the most influential in the entertainment industry, even transcending other social spheres, such as it is politics, although not always having a favorable result.
His strong ideology on various topics ranging from sexual diversity to the fight of the female sex against the historical machismo, has been one of the main factors that have encouraged viral fights with other stars that are not necessarily within the musical genre that has given him given worldwide exposure. Christina Aguilera, former US President George Bush or The Princess of Rap, Iggy Azalea, are part of the long list.
Eminem mocked Britney Spears by dressing as her and Cristina Aguilera by portraying her as an inflatable doll in her video "The Real Slim Shady"
Christina Aguilera and Eminem first faced each other in the late 90s, the creator of the hit “Genie in a Bottle” talked about him during the special of MTV“What A Girl Wants” selected Eminem's “My Name Is” video and initially praised the rapper. However, he was quick to slam it in a wry way when he revealed to the world that the rapper had married his longtime partner, Kim, however that was not public, which upset Eminem. Aguilera also spoke about the consequences of physical abuse in relationships.
A second response came with the release of the album StrippedWith the song “Can't Hold Us Down”, in which Aguilera referred to the rapper as a “macho”, he also said that he achieved his fame “by dirtying the name of others”.
After the statements, Christina Aguilera was one of the celebrities named by him in his song The Real Slim Shady and that kindled their enmity. Many fans thought things were over after the two stood on the same stage together and reportedly hugged backstage at an MTV awards show. But their truce was short-lived. Here's how Aguilera became one of Eminem's favorite targets and where things stand between them these days.
Christina Aguilera presented an MTV to Eminem (Photo: Courtesy MTV)
Aguilera responded in her song Can't Hold Us Down from her 2002 : “So what am I not supposed to have an opinion? Should I shut up just because I'm a woman? Call me a bitch because I say what's on my mind. I guess it's easier for you to swallow if I sit down and smile.”
More than a decade after the rapper and the pop star starred in the viral musical confrontation, the year 2018 marked the return of the enmity, again everything being public, although on that occasion she no longer responded with more music or mentions.
Christina Aguilera responded with another song REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Eminem mentioned that Aguilera his freestyle titled Kick Off: “F*ck Christina with a plastic spoon. While she played a little G-Funk and a little Snoop. Because her double G cups are huge, huge!” She responded in an interview, again raising her voice and implying that gender violence was an issue that the singer should address.
“Yeah, I mean, that has very thirsty. I don't know what's going on there. That's really back in the day and, you know, he was thirsty then, he's thirsty now… It's not nice to go after anyone, especially a woman in this business and now, what we're seeing and seeing coming to the forefront, it's just, get a new gig. I have something else to talk about,” he said on What Happens live with Andy Cohen.
The king of 'diss track' against George Bush
The former president of the United States is part of the "black" from the rapper REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (IRAQ)/File Photo
In 2004, Eminem entered endorsed the idea that the world of politics and entertainment have “gone hand in hand” all their lives , because the rapper put into circulation through the Internet the animated video Mosh, a thunderous call against the former president of the United StatesGeorge W. Bush, with which he invited the Americans to throw him out of the White House, causing a media war that even ended with an investigation against him.
“We have to put our differences aside and organize an army to disarm this weapon of mass destruction that we call our president. For the present and to fight for the future of our generation”, interpreted Marshall Bruce Mathers, which is his birth name of the rapper.
Agitating the social situation more and putting into question Judging the interaction of artists in the spheres of political power at the international level, Eminem focused on the lyrics of his song We as Americans again in Bush, in which one can hear: “F* *k money. I don't rap for dead presidents. I’d rather see the president dead.”
The response from George Bush and the White House: he was investigated for threats against the then president of the United States, and legal action was determined that followed the results obtained after various tests, as stated by the former spokesman for that nation's Secret Services in that government, John Gill.
“You don't want to be viole”: Eminem's disturbing threats to Iggy Azalea
Eminem threatened to rape Iggy Azalea in his song “Vegas” (Photos: Twitter/@cultu-rest /@emenimxs)
Although she was one of the first female rappers to go viral on the internet, the world met the so-called Princess of Rapuntil 2014, a central point in the career of the Australian rapper who with Fancy broke the monopoly of Nicki Minaj in terms of female representation within the musical genre.
Although she was also positioned as the first and so far the only “white” rapper to have succeeded, the expectations that Eminem would give her support within the music industry, due to the rejection that this topic had on her, was not the case, despite that he experienced the same during his early years in the genre.
Nicki e Iggy are considered to be the rappers who brought the greatest innovations to the genre (Photo: Instagram/@onlyleyends)
The theme Vegasshe had a blunt and direct message against him: “Unless you're Nicki, I'll grab you by the wrist and we'll go skiing. Then what will happen? Get that shit out of here Iggy, you don't want me to rape you…”, diss track that turned all the social and legal spotlight on the rapper , since he was practically a public threat.
Iggy Azalea was quick to respond to Eminem, leaving him in a bad position from which he has not been able to recover among feminist groups or in favor of rights of the woman:
Although Eminem also suffered bullying early in his career, he later verbally attacked Iggy Azalea, who she was disappointed (Photo: Infobae México)
“I'm bored of old men threatening young women as an entertainment trend and much more interested in young women getting money . Women in music have the biggest balls of anyone and we put up with much more bullying and criticism. It's especially awkward because my 14-year-old brother is Eminem's biggest fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. Great! ”, she wrote on Twitter to cheers from colleagues in the industry.