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.