The general consensus is that Eminem killed it in yesterday's 'SHADY CXVPHER.' But it wouldn't be Em if there wasn't also a bit of controversy, right?
And here it is: There has been increasing scrutiny of Shady's verse "I may fight for gay rights, especially if the dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice / Play nice, bitch I'll punch Lana Del Ray in the face twice like Ray Rice / in broad daylight / in plain sight of elevator surveillance / 'til the head is bangin' on the railin' / then celebrate with the Ravens."
Critics say such language trivializes violence against women.
Rapper Azealia Banks, who is a friend of Del Rey, attacked Eminem on Twitter. First she threatened to punch him in the mouth in a Tweet she deleted, and then she sent out this to her followers:
@LanaDelRey tell him to go back to his trailer park and eat his microwave hotpocket dinner and suck on his sisters tiddies. — AZEALIA ⚓️ BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) November 11, 2014
So far no comment from Del Rey. But given that the sultry crooner has a long habit of using shock to promote her own career, we can't imagine she's too upset about the free publicity.