Last year, a decade-old track in which Eminem agreed with Chris Brown's treatment of Rihanna leaked.
"Let me get my two cents in/Of course I side with Chris Brown/I'd beat a b*tch down too/If she gave me d*ck an itch now," Shady raps.
Em apologized for the leak on his new track "Zeus'"
But, me, long as I re-promise to be honest / And wholeheartedly, apologies, Rihanna / For that song that leaked, I’m sorry, Ri / It wasn’t meant to cause you grief / Regardless, it was wrong of me.”
In an interview with Shade 45, Em says he doesn't even remember recording to offending bars.
"When it first happened, I was like, first, I didn’t know how somebody got it. Second of all, I have no, zero recollection of even remembering doing that, that verse. The rhyme schemes didn’t even sound familiar to me. So I was caught off guard, too. I was like, ‘What the f*ck, I said that?’ And that was during early stages of the Relapse record that I was working on. So, you know, it’s ten-plus years old, but not making excuses for it. I said it and I was wrong for saying that, it was f*cking stupid. A lot of times, especially with the Relapse record, when I first started learning how to rap again, because of the drug situation that I went through and having to relearn a lot of things, that was one of those things that it was like, well, if it rhymes, say it. I think that being able to look back — I mean, that’s not even an excuse — but I’m just saying there was a phase I was going through with that Relapse record. I don’t know. It was one of those things, 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.”
Eminem would later go on to pair with Rihanna on some monster hits and will likely link up with her again.