Marshall Bruce Mathers III aka Eminem is celebrating his birthday today. The rapper and music producer is well known for his superhit and chart topping songs. Eminem is titled The King of Hip Hop. Rolling Stone magazine gave him the title and even ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2008.
Till the first quarter of 2014, Eminem is the second best selling male artist of the Nielsen Soundscan era, the sixth best overall selling artist in the United States, and the best-selling hip-hop artist having sold 45,160,000 albums and 31 million digital singles.
Although his first album came in 1996, Eminem rose to fame with his second album, The Slim Shady LP. that came out in 1999. Rest is all history.
Eminem has given numerous hit songs, however, he has always been surrounded by many controversies. Be it his legal battles or his song lyrics, Eminem has always made news for controversies as well. On the 48th birthday of Eminem, here are some of the most controversial songs of the rapper.
Controversial Rap Songs Of Eminem: Birthday Special
Rap God: The 2013's song gathered many controversies as it was said to have being 'homophobiac'. Thanks to the lyrics, "Little gay-looking boy/So gay I can barely say it with a straight face-looking boy."
Stan: The 2000 hit song had some provocative lyrics that showed violence against women. With lines like "See I ain't like you, ‘cause if she suffocates she'll suffer more, and then she'll die too." MTV had to trim the video and remove graphic scenes which looked scary.
97 Bonnie And Clyde: If you listen to the lyrics of this controversial song (which he might have wrote keeping his ex wife Kim in mind), you will feel disgusted as Eminem in the song is talking to his daughter and telling her that her mom is stinking in the trunk of the car (where he means she is dead). He then says that her mom married another man and wants her to have a brother. So, to prevent this from happening, he sings, "Here, you wanna help da-da tie a rope around this rock? (yeah!), we'll tie it to her footsie then we'll roll her off the dock, ready now, here we go, on the count of free.." After dunking in water, he sings, "There goes mama, spwashin in the wa-ta, no more fightin wit dad, no more restraining order. No more step-da-da, no more new brother, blow her kisses bye-bye, tell mama you love her (mommy!)"
Kill You: This is another controversial song of Eminem which landed him in a little trouble when he was supposed to perform in Canada. "I personally don't want anyone coming to Canada who will come here and advocate violence against women," said Ontario Attorney General Jim Flaherty. However, the Toronto concert was held as planned and Eminem performed as well. Lyrics: "Slut, you think I won't choke no whore / till the vocal cords don't work in her throat no more?"
We Made You: This is another controversial song where Eminem not just mentioned Kim Kardashian but other stars as well. The video even featured a replica of stars like Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan etc. Apart from the video, the lyrics is also sleazy. Sample: "Damn, I think Kim Kardashian's a man, she stomped him, just 'cause he asked to put his hands, on her massive, gluteus maximus again, squeeze it and squash it and pass it to a friend, can he come back as nasty as he can? Talking about Jessica Abla, he sang, "Man Cash, I don't mean to mess with ya gal but Jessica Alba, put a breast in my mouth, bruh wowzers! I just made a mess in my trousers."
Headlights: In the song, Eminem apologizes to his mother, Debbie Mathers, for dissing her in his earlier songs and for showing scorn and resentment towards her in the past. Eminem has had a history of insulting his mother on various songs, including his debut single, "My Name Is", My Mom and most notably "Cleanin' Out My Closet."
There are many others controversial raps of Eminem like Space Bound, No Love.