A list of feuds Eminem has had with
Michael Jackson Edit
The feud started in 2004, by Jackson, when Eminem released his single Just Lose It from his album Encore. The song's lyrics and music video parodied Michael Jackson's 1993 child molestation trial, his plastic surgery on his nose, and the incident where his hair caught on fire shooting a 1984 Pepsi commercial. In the music video, it showed Eminem dressed up as Jackson losing his nose, and in a bedroom with children. Jackson called the song "outrageous and disrespectful", and that he's shocked because he "admired Eminem as an artist". Eminem later apologized and said that he was joking around.
Mariah Carey and Nick CannonEdit
The feud started after Eminem and Carey started dating in 2001. He first mentioned Carey in his single Superman from his album The Eminem Show. After the song came out, Carey denied that she ever dated Eminem on Larry King Live in an interview in December 2002. In 2003, Carey fired back by releasing "Clown" from her "Charmbracelet" album.
Eminem also mentioned Carey in songs such as When The Music Stops and, a few years later, on Jimmy Crack Corn.
Eminem continued to diss Carey on his Anger Management tour. Where he plays voice messages that he says are from Carey. After the voice messages, Eminem pretended to puke into a toilet, and started playing Puke from his Encore album.
In 2009, Eminem renewed the feud by releasing Bagpipes From Baghdad from his album Relapse. Not only that he dissed Carey, he also dissed her husband Nick Cannon. Mariah fired back by releasing "Obsessed" from her "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" album. Claiming that Eminem is obsessed with Mariah. Nick Cannon also fired back by blogging he should stay away from Carey. However Em fired back by releasing his diss track The Warning, and the song plays voice messages, supposedly, from Carey. Nick Cannon responded a year later with the diss track "I'm a Slick Rick", Eminem either didn't notice or didn't care, and that was the last anyone has heard of the feud.
Ja Rule Edit
We have heard about the physical squabbles, one involving 50 punching Ja and another with Ja's crew stabbing 50 and a friend of his. Ever since 50 Cent has served Ja Rule on wax, with such songs as "Your Life is on the Line" where 50 imitates Ja's yelling of "Murdaaaa" in the hook and "Get Out the Club" which specifically mentions the incident at the club..."Yoain't assault, that's an insult".
Now that 50 signed with Shady/Aftermath Records, Ja Rule and Irv Gotti seem to have a problem with Dr. Dre and Eminem for signing an artist that they have beef with. On Tuesday, November 19, both Ja Rule and Irv Gotti were special guests on Star and Bucwild's morning show on Hot 97 NYC. Irv Gotti had some 'legal documents' stating the order of protection 50 'has on him'. Ja Rule yelled out "gay gay gay gay u-nit" mimicking the way 50 did "g-g-g-g-u-nit" in the beginning of the "Till I Collapse" freestyle (On the 8 Mile soundtracks bonus disk titled "Aftermath Sampler").
Ja Rule then threatened Eminem and Dre, that if they allowed 50 Cent to release a diss track towards him or Muder Inc. that Ja would take action against Eminem and Dre.
Busta Rhymes then joined in on the beef by appearing on the track 'Hail Mary' with 50 and Eminem, which basically describes how Ja is a fake of 2Pac. The beef even extended to artists such as Nas who when asked who he was backing in the beef, he chose Ja, who in turn dissed Nas leaving Nas screwed on both sides of the beef.
The Shady Records crew then released "Body Guard" a.k.a "Shit Hits the Fan" which was put on Obie Trice's debut album, Cheers and in return, Ja released the diss "Loose Change" which includes the lyrics: "Em you claim your motha's a crack head, Kim's a known slut, so whats Hailie gonna be when she grow's up?".
After that, Eminem released "Doe Rae Me" aka "Hailie's Revenge" alongside with Obie Trice & D12. It's a diss against Ja Rule and Benzino. Containing the line "never say my little girl's name in a song again".
Before signing with Interscope, 50 Cent was engaged in a well-publicized dispute with rival rapper Ja Rule and his label Murder Inc. Records. The rappers engaged in numerous mix tape "disses". The conflict stemmed from the rapper's alleged robbery of Ja Rule's jewelry, which led to a confrontation and 50 Cent's stabbing.
Before the release of Get Rich Or Die Tryin, Murder, Inc alongside The Source began a smear campaign against the rapper. A restraining order document was floating around the Internet stating that 50 Cent had placed label CEO, Irv Gotti and rapper Black Child in the document forging a belief that 50 Cent is a "snitch" or a police informant. Although 50 Cent dismissed the claims of not talking to police, the bad publicity continues to be a tool used by various rappers who have rivalries with G-Unit.
This was one of the most well known feuds in hip-hop history. 50 Cent accused Ja Rule of "singing" instead of rapping. Ja Rule retaliated, accusing him of insulting other rappers to gain fame. Ja Rule eventually tried to squash the beef with 50 Cent by using Louis Farrakhan in a televised interview. Ja Rule soon lost credibility when the interview was done a day before his album Blood In My Eye was released, leading 50 Cent to dismiss the interview as a blatant publicity stunt. 50 Cent had not commented much on Ja Rule's and Irv Gotti's situation. The FBI has probing the label's ties to McGriff who is possibly involved in the murder of Jam Master Jay.
According to website The Smoking Gun, there was a search warrant affidavit for the label. The affidavit proceeds with the label's involvement to McGriff. The failed assassination on the rapper and money laundering plagued the label. This also states that McGriff willingly "communicates with Murder, Inc. employees concerning the target."
After Eminem gained underground notoriety following the release of The Slim Shady EP, underground New York rapper Cage claimed that he had bit (copied) his style and lyrics for his "Slim Shady" persona. What followed was a bunch of subliminal and not quite so subliminal disses thrown back and forth between the two artists. Eminem opted for a sarcastic and teasing approach with lyrics such as "Went on stage and sprayed Cage wit Agent Orange And wiped my ass wit his page in Source" ( Agent Orange being a title to a Cage Track ) and "Bought Cage's tape, opened it and dubbed over it" which can be found on the track 'Role Model' on the 'Slim Shady LP'.
Disses by Cage include "Illest 4 Letter Word," a full diss track, as well as "Escape to '88" ("Being black balled by a white MC, pause, I guess that faggot found the right MD") and "Still Babblin,'" which include shots at Eminem. The feud took place early in Eminem's career and has since been inactive.
Canibus' beef with Eminem started in 1998 before Eminem was signed. Eminem spoke on how the beef with Canibus started on Tim Westwood's hip-hop show. Em stated how Wyclef and Canibus approached him in 1998 (before Em blew up) and asked if he ghost-wrote the lyrics to LL Cool J's "The Ripper Strikes Back" which was a diss to Canibus. After Eminem denied writing the song, he explains that Canibus was rude to him.
Canibus came to see him on the Warped Tour the following year and apologised for his reactions and asked if Eminem was still up for doing collaboration. Canibus presented Eminem with the track "Phuck U" from the 2000 B.C album, Eminem wasn't feeling the track and turned it down. His reason was he thought that it sounded like it was directed toward him and LL, but he couldn't really tell.
Eminem made numerous name drops on the 'Slim Shady LP', which could have been taken either way. Lines like "I'm cancerous, so when I diss you wouldn't wanna answer this If you responded back with a battle rap you wrote for Canibus" could have been taken as a diss or a compliment. Eminem also mentioned Bis' in a track called 'Get You Mad' which was on Sway & Tech's 'This Or That' album, the lyrics were "Lesson Three: Get a job at a label; switch demos with Canibus and put yours on the owner's table (here listen!)".
Shortly after Eminem's sophomore LP 'Marshall Mathers LP' dropped, Canibus decided to continue the story of Stan. 'Stan' was the third single to be released from the 'Marshall Mathers LP' and told a story about a crazed fan who eventually drove himself off a bridge because Eminem didn't write a letter back to him. The first skit on Canibus' Third release entitled 'C True Hollywood Stories' was 'Stan Lives' where Canibus witnesses Stan driving off the bridge and he pulls over and helps him. This leads into the first track of the album called 'U Didn't Care'. In the track Canibus takes the role of Stan and writes to Eminem. He mentions the time when they met: "Matta fact, I think he met you/It was the day you came to his video shoot with DJ, Jimmy's nephew/'Clef stepped to him and told him he should step to you/That you was ghost writing for L, but that wasn't true/You was looking at him the same way I'm looking at you/Why can't we be friends Em', I don't want nothing from you" then the most talked about diss of the album came "You see there's a little bit of Stan in all of us/Tell me where you think all of these record sales sparred from/Talking 'bout Britney and Christina Aguilera/N'sync too, have you ever looked in a mirror?/Your hair ain't really blonde, and ya eyes ain't blue/So never diss me, cuz when you diss me you're dissin you."
Canibus also had another skit on the album involving Stan where they are sitting in a limousine chatting, 'Stan' offers Bis an M&M and Bis replies with "I don't eat M&M's (Eminem)". Stan is also included in the Rock influenced track 'Draft Me' where Canibus raps about defending his country.
After hearing this album Eminem fired a few more shots at Bis on various tracks, First there was 'Square Dance' Track 5 from his Third album 'The Eminem Show' where em spits "Can-I-Bitch don't want no beef with Slim, no..." and he also calls him 'Canadabis' and 'Fan-a-bitch' at the end of the track; he also spits an anti-war message, which served as a Bush + Canibus diss. Apart from that, there were a few subliminal disses scattered throughout the album on tracks such as 'When The Music Stops' and 'Say What You Say' and the intro to the first single 'Without Me' where he uses the "Round the outside" part of Bis' boxcutter track.
With no reply from Bis' Eminem continued to diss him, A track from Xzibit's 4th release 'Man Vs Machine' called 'My Name' Eminem spits the line "I'd rather have my mothafucking ass whooped by Moby/'fore I let some bitch in a can like Bis cop over me".
On November 19th 2002, Canibus dropped his 4th release 'MicClub: The Curriculum' almost out of the blue. Two of the tracks on the album had Eminem references. 'Dr C PhD' was aimed mainly at Eminem. Nearing the end of the track gives it away "to tell you the truth, I thought your rebuttal was weak/round the outside, blah, blah, etceteras, etceteras/the body of my literature is bigger than South America/nigga look, this is all I gots to say/suck my P-H-D-I-C-K". Then came the banger of the album: 'Curriculum 101', where Bis spits "Anybody better than Bis must be a hoax/Black man NO/what about the great white hope? /What? Man you must be sniffing' some great white coke/Don't you that's like Gary Coleman fighting' the hulk/Still not even quite that close/A great mic fight in ya rubber dingy boat 50 miles out from the coast/What the fuck is the MATHERS with you/I beat you black and blue, then I get a tat of you too/Better yet I put a tattoo of me on you/A 10 by 10 "C" logo, neon blue".
Eminem responded in 2003 with the diss track "Can-I-Bitch" on his "Straight from the Lab" mixtape, it's a remake of Slick Rick "Children's Story" and notable for being more comical then any of Eminem's other diss tracks, he mocked Canibus lack of success compared to him "his album was not very good, I think it went lead or double copper wood"
Canibus has been on a few radio stations giving Eminem props for his lyrical ability (but is he better than RTJ? (Rip the Jacker) Fuck No!), and also the latest Eminem diss track to Benzino 'Nail in the coffin' sounds like it could be giving Canibus some props too. "Life's a bitch, ain't it Raymond?/Here, let me break it this shit down in laymen's Terms for you just to make sure that you can Understand this/And Canibus ain't using too many complicated fucking words for you/Here, let me slow it down for you So that you can understand if I say it slower/Let it go dog it's over".
On Canibus' latest Mixtape entitled 'The Brainstream' Canibus has touched on the beef subject "But I heard him call my name a couple times/In a couple of his rhymes/And I thought about it a couple of times/Is he lookin for a response or is he being a jerk,/or am I just too involved in my work?/I thought to myself, "why he put my name in his verse"?/When he said I wasn't ill he just made things worse."
This is the best known recent beef that Eminem has had. While the dispute didn't erupt in a significant way until 2003, its roots date back to 2000, when Eminem's critically-acclaimed sophomore album The Marshall Mathers LP only received a 2/5 mic (the equivalent of 2/5 stars) rating from The Source, the leading hip-hop magazine at the time. While several subscribers protested the rating and it was eventually changed to 4/5 mics, Eminem cle' my fuckin' breath/But I'll suffocate for the respect 'fore I collect the fuckin' check" in "Say What You Say," a track from The Eminem Show.
In 2003, Benzino, a rapper who had secretly co-owned The Source for some time, released a diss single titled "Pull Your Skirt Up" against Eminem. The track attacked Eminem's "street cred" (although Eminem has never claimed to be "... reppin' the streets," a line Benzino includes in the song) and accused him of being a tool of the music industry. In the same year, The Source attempted to tarnish Eminem's image by digging up an old tape from his time as a young rapper in Detroit where he insulted black women and used the word "nigger."
Eminem was quick to respond with two underground diss tracks, "Nail in the Coffin" and "The Sauce," in which he attacked the credibility of The Source and claimed that Benzino was only attacking him to get his album The Benzino Project publicity. Though Benzino would later respond with more diss tracks, it is generally accepted in the hip-hop community that Eminem won the feud, as Benzino is not considered a very skillful artist after having poor sales from all of the albums he had released in the past(This would indicate some kind of pay for play access to the Source magazine as generally speaking when a recording artist has a flop he is relieved of his contractual obligations, but in Benzino's case with every flop he was given another recording contract with another major label, very peculiar in the business).
As a result of the beef, Shady/Aftermath ads were pulled from the magazine. XXL, which had featured negative coverage of Shady/Aftermath artists since Eminem included the lines "Okay, let me give you motherfuckers some help/Here -- DOUBLE-X-L! DOUBLE-X-L!/Now your magazine shouldn't have so much trouble to sell/Ah fuck it, I'll even buy a couple myself!" on "Marshall Mathers".
The Eminem and Everlast feud has expanded to include Eminem's one-time friends Fred Durst and DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit. Eminem has some choice and predictably profane words for the pair on "Girls," a track from the group D-12's album Devil's Night. Eminem is apparently upset about a comment Lethal made in December during the Limp guys' visit to "TRL."
D12 was gonna record a diss song called "Quitter". Limp Bizkit said they wanted to be in it. But when the day they was gonna record it, Fred Durst called them and said he couldnt be in it. D12 just did the song without them, and tis aint the reason why they dissed Limp Bizkit. The reason that Eminem recorded the Limp Bizkit diss song, "Girls", is cuz a few weeks later Limp Bizkit was on TRL. And Dj Lethal was asked 'bout the beef between Eminem and Everlast(cuz Lethal was in the group "House Of Pain" with Everlast) and Lethal said that in real life, Everlast was gonna whoop Eminem's ass. Thats why Eminem recorded the track "Girls". Lethal, who was in House of Pain with Everlast but was also friends with Eminem, at first said of their beef, "They're both men, they'll work it out." But he added that if the two were to take their differences outside the realm of their respective records, "Everlast would definitely win, you know what I mean?".
Em has retaliated with "Girls," his third volley in his war of the words with Everlast. Lethal was supposed to guest on "Quitter," one of Eminem and D-12's Everlast-dissing songs, which calls on fans to physically attack the former House of Pain MC. Lethal bowed out, inspiring Em to call him and Durst "cowards" and "sissies" on "Girls," and ridicule their hit "Rollin'".
Later in the song, Eminem claims he left Durst hanging on purpose when the red-capped singer tried to give him a high five at the MTV Video Music Awards in September, though Em claimed his reason for dissing Durst and Lethal is for comments Lethal made two months later. Eminem also allied himself with Limp Bizkit when he attacked Everlast on the D-12 B-side, "Shit on You," which was released in October, and "Quitter," released in December.
Another beef that Eminem found himself in involves former House Of Pain member Erik Schrody aka Whitey Ford. Whitey Ford dissed Shady on Dilated Peoples' track Ear Drums Pop (Remix) I buck a 380 on ones that act Shady and even made some references to Hailie Mathers (Eminem's daughter) Eminem referred to it on a Farmclub interview. Saying he'll be the next to get dissed.
Eminem was currently on the Anger Management Tour when he was notified of Everlasts' insult. Obviously pissed off, Eminem decided to hit back at him with a song called I Remember that was released on the B-Side of D-12's Shit On You Single. In this song Em hits far below the belt with comments on low-points in Everlast's career, his age, and even his heart troubles.
Everlast did not seem to offended by this song according to his record label, Tommy Boy Records. A statement issued by the label on behalf of Everlast said, "He is amused. He thinks that the song is quite funny." However, Whitey Ford chose to continue the ongoing lyrical battle, answering I Remember with a diss of his own entitled Whitey's Revenge. Everlast pulls no punches on the slow-grooving track, using the intro to dedicate the song to Eminems mother. In the song, Everlast asks "Will the real Slim Shady please act up?" and suggests both rappers drop their mics and make their battle a physical one. He then goes on to question Eminems sexuality and to accuse him of being an "Ecstasy junkie."
Obviously Eminem was not about to let Everlast get the last word. Within a couple of weeks Em had finished a song featuring The Dirty Dozen entitled Quitter (which can be found below). In this Eminem answers Everlast's suggestion in Whitey's Revenge to make this battle a physical one, " F*ck you, fat boy, drop the mic, let's fight...".
Within the track Eminem states "He can't rap or sing but wants to do both" and D12 throw shots further degrading the character of Everlast, Evidence (member of the rap group Dilated Peoples') responded to Eminem with a track of his own called Search For Bobby Fischer, which Eminem in turn responded with his track entitled Girls (also see Limp Bizkit Beef for more info about said track) The beef was eventually squashed by B-real when he came between them. So the beef fizzled out.
Royce Da 5'9Edit
Eminem and Royce were teamed together on Tommy Boy records under the name of Bad Meets Evil. The team recorded such Hip-Hop classics as the Slim Shady LP, Bad Meets Evil, Scary Movies and The One. the beef started on DJ Butter's track "Don't try this at home", which was a compilation of D12 and D-Elite. In this song Bizarre of D12 dissed Royce. After hearing this Royce wrote a diss record mainly to Bizarre called "Shit On You", obviously over the beat of D12's "Shit On You" but never released it as he didn't want to start a feud with D12.
After a while, Eminem and Royce were starting to part ways and not talking so much. In a recent interview Royce was asked "Who do you think if ruining rap right now? Or who would you say is whack or want to start a beef with anytime soon?". To this Royce replied "D12" and calling them "the worst f*cking rap group ever".
D12 heard this remark from Royce and considered it a challenge. At the 50 Cent release party in Detroit, D12 had recorded a mix tape to give it for free to the hardcore fans. The first track was titled "Smackdown" and started the CD with the Royce interview in which he called them out. The track went into a full out diss record over the beat of 50 Cent's "Backdown". However, Eminem did not appear in any of these D12 tracks, it was only the 5 other members.
After hearing this Royce went to his local radio station for an Interview claiming he's going to be coming back much harder 3 times. While there they played the, at the time unheard, Shit On You diss to Bizarre. Over the next few days Royce lived up to his word and released all 3 tracks, "Malcolm X", which is a diss to all of D12, "What We Do", also a diss to D12, and finally "We Riding", a full track directed straight towards Eminem. Each track coming harder then the last. Although We Ridin is a track directed at Eminem, it is not a full force diss track, it is merely Royce's feelings about Eminem put on wax.
After these tracks D12 had clearly been shown up. Proof being the ring leader of D12 did a remake of 50 Cents "Many Men" and released it. The track was seen as an awful attempt to diss. Shortly after Proof returned again with his Detroit group "Purple Gang" and recorded a much harder diss track titled "The Beef Is Over". This was the last diss record that was released.
After all this, Royce and Proof were still exchanging threats and such and decided to end it for good, by meeting in Detroit, just the two of them. When met up, Royce and Proof went at it and were both arrested for each carrying a weapon. They both spent a night in the cell together and had a chance to talk it through and solved the beef there that night. Obviously Eminem and Royce patched things up as they have made many collaborations after this beef.
While Marshall has had many feuds, there are some small ones.
- Moby spoke out against many of Eminem's violent lyrics in many of his songs. He responded with a line in the song "Without Me".
- At one point in time, Lil Wayne called him out, saying he is afraid to collaborate with him. Em said later that he was going to diss Wayne for that statement, but finally didn't, as he said in Talkin' 2 Myself. But, actually, some theories explain how Em did in fact diss Wayne while collaborating with him (Drop The World, No Love).
- Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, P. Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Winehouse, Lana del rey and many other well known pop stars have been dissed in songs such as, "Without Me", And "We Made You".
- Although Em has not responded yet, Rick Ross and 50 Cent are beefing. And Ross said in a few interviews he is now going to target Eminem.
- During a video shoot on the set of 50 Cent's In Da Club, Suge Knight ex-CEO of DeathRow Records showed up with several goons, according to eye witness accounts 50 Cent and Dr. Dre ran and hid, but Eminem and a few others stood their ground (according to one witness Eminem left and retrieved a bullet-proof vest and came back) having a small showdown with Suge and his goons. Suge Knight then left and everything resumed as if nothing happened. It is also alleged that Suge Knight Sent goons after Eminem at The Source Awards some time ago.
- In 2000, a rapper who goes by the name Tha Realest (he is infamous for sounding very similar to Tupac Shakur) appeared on a diss track that attacked former DeathRow Records members and even threw small jabs at Eminem twice on the track. Tha Realest also released an alleged full diss track sometime later, Eminem constantly responded to small-timers dissing him and even allegedly responded on Marshal Mathers during the beginning of the track, but this is unlikely because Eminem wouldn't waste studio time sending direct shots at someone as small as Tha Realest.
- Underground rapper Miilkbone dissed Eminem on 2 tracks Dear Slim and Presenting Miilkbone after Eminem rapped the lyrics I'm on a Serch to crush a Milkbone on his Slim Shady LP, also Eminem had referenced him in an interview I don't want to be just thrown out ther like a Milkbone you know? It is unknown if Eminem ever responded to the 2 tracks.
- Nelly appeared on MTV's "Total Request Live" sometime in the early 2000s. He sent out a number of disses and seemingly violent comments towards Em, reiterating his dislike for the Detroit rapper. Nelly said that Eminem was talking about Nelly behind his back, or so he heard. He then proceeded to say that Shady better not go on tour in St. Louis, Nelly's hometown, because the St. Lunatics would would make short work of them. He even goes on to say, that he "Eats m&ms". Eminem replied to Nelly's disses by releasing a song called "Detroit Grammar". Nelly later phoned to apologize to Eminem after saying he eats M&M's, and this is the most likely reason for this beef stopping.
- K-Rino (an underground rapper from Texas) dissed Eminem on a track in response to Eminem's Racist Tapes Most notably the infamous Foolish Pride track from 1988. leaked by old friends of the Eminem to The Source.
- Due to 50 Cent's fallout with childhood friend Bang Em Smurf back in 2004, Eminem ended up being attacked on a freestyle rapped by Guerilla Black, Bang Em Smurf currently has no problems with Eminem and even gave him probs in a video he made about the Suge Knight incident.
- In 2013, Eminem sampled "Lookin' Boy", for his 2013 hit single, "Rap God", The group claims Eminem did not receive permission to use the sample, nor did he credit or compensate them.In November 2013, Hotstylz released a diss track towards Eminem titled "Rap Fraud", where they sample several of his songs and criticize him for not crediting them.In January 2015, TMZ reported Hotstylz were suing Eminem and Shady Records, for the amount of $8 million, for using the 25 second sample of "Lookin' Boy" on his song "Rap God", without their permission