Eminem Calls Out Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber In 11-Minute Freestyle Rap
He's never been one to shy away from controversy, and in his latest freestyle, Eminem is taking no prisoners.
In the 11-minute freestyle rap clip, the Kamikaze rapper name-checks everyone from Ariana Grande and Reese Witherspoon to Justin Bieber and Christina Aguilera -- and it's pretty damn brutal.
Not satisfied with annihilating Joe Budden, Lil Yachty, DJ Akademiks, Machine Gun Kelly and more on his latest album, the 46-year-old introduced the freestyle -- called "Kick Off" -- by saying he has “always looked at battle rap as competition or war.”
“The main objective is to destroy. Completely fucking obliterate your opponent by saying anything and everything, whatever the fuck you can, to get a reaction from the crowd. So nothing’s off limits,” he continued.
Channelling major Slim Shady circa 1999 vibes by bringing back the shock factor that made him famous, Eminem dropped a bar about the Manchester bombings that took place at Ariana Grande's concert last year, rapping:
“Squashed in-between a brainwashing machine/Like an Islamic regime, a jihadist extreme radical / Suicide bomber that’s seeing / Ariana Grande sing her last song of the evening / And as the audience from the damn concert is leaving / Detonates the device strapped to his abdominal region / I’m not gonna finish that, for obvious reasons.”
He went on to take down Biebs in the third verse, rapping, "Justin Bieber in a Catholic school / Selling dust and reefer when your back is to him / Don't adjust your speaker."
He later mentioned beating Reese Witherspoon to death with a broom, and once again took aim at old rival Christina Aguilera.
"Fuck Christina with a plastic spoon / While I bump some G-Funk and blast some Snoop / 'Cause her double g-cups are massive, huge! It's fun for me just to grab a boob / Plus my penis got an attitude," he rapped.
It's not the first time the controversial MC has taken aim at Xtina, with the mud-slinging matches between the pair dating way back to 2000, when Em dissed the singer in "The Real Slim Shady."
"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 Little bitch, put me on blast on MTV / “Yeah, he’s cute, but I think he’s married to Kim, hee-hee!” / I should download her audio on MP3 / And show the whole world how you gave Eminem VD," he said on the track.
Meanwhile, the Twitterverse is divided over the track, with many loving the return of Slim Shady's savagery, while others thought the rapper took it too far.
One thing is for sure -- Eminem still knows how to grab attention and stir up some controversy.