Eminem finally addresses controversial Rihanna lyrics after apologising on his new album. He stated “I said it cause it rhymed”.
Fans were very much excited when Hip Hop star, Eminem announced the release of the Deluxe version for his “Music To Be Murdered By” album. The new release features a track named “Zeus” on which he apologises to his former collaborator on “Love The Way You Lie” and “The Monster”, Rihanna.
On the song, he raps “And wholeheartedly, apologies, Rihanna / For that song that leaked, I’m sorry, Ri / It wasn’t meant to cause you grief.” The apology is in reply to a lyric of a leaked song snippet on which he references Rihanna’s abuse by then boyfriend, Chris Brown.
On the song tagged “Things Get Worse” reportedly meant for 2009’s “Relapse” album, he raps “I’m not playing, Rihanna, where’d you get the VD at?/ Let me add my two cents/ Of course I side with Chris Brown/ I’d beat a bi— down too/ If she gave my di– an itch now.” Of course, it received a lot of backlash.
Addressing the new song, he stated on Sirius XM’s Shade 45;
“When it first happened, I was like, first, I didn’t know how, how somebody got it,” he said. “Second of all, I have no, zero recollection of even remembering doing that, that verse, like the rhyme schemes, didn’t even sound like familiar to me.”
“So I was caught off guard too. I was like, ‘what the f—, I said that?'”
“It’s 10 plus years old, but I’m not making excuses for it,” he said, before adding, “I think I just said it cause it rhymed. And I think I’m sure looking back now, I should have thought better of it.”
Listen to the full interview below;