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Eminem proves that he’s far greater than TikTok

The controversy began with Eminem’s 2010 collaboration with Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie.” The lyric “I know I’m a liar/If she ever tries to f—kin’ leave again, I’ma tie her/To the bed and set this house on fire” has sparked outrage on social media, especially on TikTok. It’s the rapper’s most commonly quoted example of questionable lyrical content, and a major explanation for the growing “cancel Eminem” campaign.

A increasing number of TikTok users have used the lyric to demand that Eminem be barred from TikTok and other platforms for promoting a misogynist and violent message.

Furthermore, similar to the recent fallout for country singer Morgan Wallen, the attempted cancellation may result in Eminem being dropped by radio stations, his label, and other music industry partners and collaborators.

Part of the issue is that Eminem delivers the “Love the Way You Lie” refrain with such intensity that it seems as if he really believes in such violent acts.
Is he, however, sincere? Rihanna described the song as “authentic and honest,” adding that Eminem “basically broke down the cycle of domestic violence” in it.

Though Eminem is now being held responsible for the lyrical refrain as if he is promoting the acts themselves, that is a definition of role-playing to highlight a societal issue.

The repercussions are only beginning to be felt, but the attempted cancellation has already sparked some opposition. Many users (on TikTok and elsewhere) are debating whether Eminem is deserving of such a harsh rebuke. The rapper’s name has become synonymous with divisive lyrics and the personification of problematic characters over the course of his career, but does it make sense to end the career of a rapper who thrives on controversy and haters?

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  1. Kelly lambert

    March 8, 2021 at 11:01 am

    These kids are ridiculous trying to cancel eminem cause of his music, that song is about highlighting both sides of domestic voilence and the view from both parties involved with domestic violence and a lot of his songs are highlighting issues in our society and he has so many inspirational songs also like lose urself and not afraid and stan that is about a obsessed fan. Then u have guilty conscious with Dr. Dre about the good and evil side of someone if they actual took time to listen to his music they would see that he is using his music to talk about taboo topics that needs addressing Eminem doesnt even have swearing in his own household so obviously this is just entertainment….how many other rappers also have curse words and bad shit in there songs. Are they also gonna be cancelled. U dont like him then dont listen to his music it’s as simple as that. Eminem has more followers than anyone out there and us stans won’t stand for this. He is a genius if they listen to his stuff properly they would realise this instead of hearing 1 verse from 1 song and then making a judgement from that alone. Hey as he gets older does everyone now want to jump on his back after 22 years and bring this bullsgit up now. He has toned his music down since that song came out and his new stuff is pure wordplay genius shit I’d like to see anyone else do what he does. You tick tokers go back to recording ur littler dances and leave eminem the fuck alone.

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