Published Nov 12, 2019Earlier this month, Eminem took heat when a snippet of a verse that hears him endorse Chris Brown's violence against women found its way online. Now, the full reference track with lyrics concerning Brown's assault of Rihanna has surfaced.
As XXL reports, the reference track leaked in full yesterday morning (November 11). On the recording, Eminem raps, "I'm not playing, Rihanna, where'd you get the V.D. at?" and also, "Let me add my two cents / Of course I side with Chris Brown / I'd beat a bitch down, too if she gave my dick an itch now."
You can hear it below.
The site notes that the verse was originally recorded and scrapped during sessions for Eminem's 2009 album Relapse. A different edit of Eminem's verse eventually appeared on B.O.B's 2011 track "Things Get Worse."
Eminem spokesperson Dennis Dennehy told XXL that the verse ended up being scrapped and rewritten. "This is a leak of something that's over 10 years old," Dennehy told the site. "After Eminem recorded it, he scrapped it, and rewrote it. Obviously he and Rihanna have a great relationship."
Rihanna and Eminem have collaborated on a number of songs since the reference verse was recorded, including "Love the Way You Lie," "The Monster" and "Numb." The pair also embarked on their co-headlining "The Monster Tour" in 2014.
Rihanna was infamously attacked by Brown in 2009, on the night of the Grammy Awards. Since opening up about the assault in past interviews, she has since spoken out against making jokes out of domestic violence.
It was recently revealed that Eminem was investigated by the Secret Service for depicting the hypothetical murder of Ivanka Trump in his Kamikaze song "Framed."