Has Eminem gotten a little too free on his last freestyle?
The "8 Mile" MC is under fire after rapping that he would "punch" singer Lana Del Rey, then comparing the act to the recent Ray Rice controversy. The verse is part of a new cypher promoting his upcoming collaboration, "Shady XV."
Here's the line:
The full lyric is as follows:
"But I may fight for gay rights, especially if they dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice. Play nice. B*tch 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."
The Ray Rice line references the assault of Janay Rice by her then-fiance. The Ravens running back was suspended indefinitely from football following the release of the elevator surveillance video of the assault.
In a 2012 interview, Del Rey said, "I f***ing love Eminem," and called him "the master of lyrics." So why all the hate, Slim?
Del Ray has yet to respond.