November 11, 2014


Eminem Threatens to Punch Lana Del Rey Like Ray Rice

Eminem's never had a filter, and he definitely doesn't have one when it comes to ripping pop divas to shreds in his lyrics, from Mariah Carey ("The Warning") to Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears ("Off The Wall") and beyond. Now, Lana Del Rey is the latest to get a mention in Slim Shady's incendiary verses.

A new Shady XV cypher dropped last night, and in the clip, Eminem manages to not only threaten Lana with physical violence, but to do it while referencing the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal that rocked the NFL earlier this year (at the 11:49 mark above).

In this 20-minute clip, Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf and more join Eminem for freestyle sessions in various places. Eminem films his clip with Royce da 5'9" in a dilapidated Detroit theater, and that's where he drops the Lana Del Rey line (along with earlier shots at Lebron James and Anderson Cooper). Here's what he says about Del Rey:

"I may fight for gay rights, especially if they dyke/Is more of a knockout than Janay Rice/Play nice? Bitch I’ll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance/’Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens."

Whoa. Talk about fighting words.

For more about the upcoming album, see our Complete Guide to Shady XV. And don't miss the gutsy "Detroit vs. Everybody," the latest track dropped from the LP.