Belfast Telegraph

Eminem targets Iggy Azalea in rap

Eminem has apparently made Iggy Azalea the target of his latest rap.

An excerpt from new track Vegas, from the 42-year-old rapper's upcoming SHADYXV album, has been leaked online, sparking speculation on social media about what message Eminem is sending out to the 24-year-old Australian singer.

Eminem appears to side with Nicki Minaj after her feud with Iggy earlier this year.

In the leaked clip he raps: "Back to basic / Unless you're Nicki, grab you by the wrist / Let's ski.

"So what's it gon' be? / Put that s*** away, Iggy.

"You don't wanna blow that rape whistle on me."

Some social media users have taken the line to mean that Eminem - whose real name is Marshall Mathers - is saying Nicki's butt is better than Iggy's. But others have interpreted it as a rape threat.

@Triston212 tweeted: " #Eminem Issues Verbal SLAP to Whiggy Azalea."

@QueenOftheNaija wrote: " #Eminem wants to Rape #IggyAzalea in song&causes outrage."

It comes just a week after Eminem talked about punching Lana Del Rey in the face during a freestyle rap caught on video.

The rapper posted a video of himself riffing online to promote his new compilation album Shady XV which included the line " B**** I'll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice".

Other female stars to be attacked by Eminem in his raps in the past include Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey.


From Belfast Telegraph