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Eminem Talks New Album ‘Music To Be Murdered By – Side B’, Apologizing To Rihanna, & The Snoop Dogg Reference In His New Song ‘Zeus’ On SiriusXM’s Shade 45

Eminem Talks New Album ‘Music To Be Murdered By - Side B’, Apologizing To Rihanna, & The Snoop Dogg Reference In His New Song ‘Zeus’ On SiriusXM's Shade 45

Eminem recently called in to his exclusive SiriusXM channel Shade 45 and spoke with SiriusXM’s Gray Rizzy about his new album ‘Music To Be Murdered By – Side B’. Eminem walked listeners through his new album’s extended track list, talking about concept, production and much more with SiriusXM’s Gray Rizzy.

During his conversation with Gray Rizzy, Eminem breaks down his intentions and mindset for including a line referencing Rihanna on his new track, ‘Zeus’.

Eminem saying:When it first happened, I was like, first, I didn’t know how, how somebody got it. Second of all, I have no, zero recollection of even remembering doing that, that verse, like the rhyme schemes didn’t even sound like familiar to me. So I was caught off guard too. I was like, ‘what the fuck, I said that.’ And that was, you know, that was during early like stages of the ‘Relapse’ record that I was working on. So, you know, it’s 10 plus years old, but not making excuses for it. I said it and I was wrong for saying that it was fucking stupid, you know, 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 like that 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.”

Additionally, Eminem also spoke about referencing Snoop Dogg in the same song and what led him to put the line in the song.

Eminem saying:He was doing an interview with The Breakfast Club. Somehow my name got brought up and he was saying things about, you know, I’m not in his top 10 and everything he said, by the way, it was fine like up to a point. When he, like a, I’ve never said, like him saying that I’m not in his top 10, because there’s some rappers from the 90s that I can’t fuck with, you know, a, him saying Dre made the best version of me, absolutely. Like, why would I have a problem with that? Like, would I be here without Dre. Fuck no I wouldn’t. The rappers he mentioned from the 90s, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap. Like I never said I could fuck with them. I never said that. You know what I’m saying? So it’s all like, everything was good until like him, you know, it was more like, I think it was more about the tone he was using that caught me off guard. Cause I’m like, ‘where’s this coming from? I just saw you like, what the fuck?’ You know what I’m saying? Like, it just, it threw me for a loop. Again, I probably could have got past the whole tone and everything, but it was the last statement when he said ‘as far as music I can live without, I can live without that shit.’ Now you’re just, now you’re being disrespectful for like, it just caught me off guard. I wasn’t ready for that.”

Eminem Breaks Down New Track ‘Zeus’ During Album Special Hosted By Gray Rizzy:

Gray Rizzy: Hey man, Gray Rizzy up here with Eminem right now Shade 45, ‘Music To Be Murdered By – Side B’ Deluxe Edition is out there right now. This song that you have is creating a lot of people talking ‘Zeus’. The first part with you apologizing to Rihanna for a leaked verse that got out, you know, I thought it said a lot about you as a man. And you’ve been, you’ve been on the record about the friendship that you have Rihanna, but this made it onto the project. Why the apology now?

Eminem: Well, it was pretty recently that, that that verse had leaked and honest to God, I told Paul this, when it first, when it first happened, I was like, first, I didn’t know how, how somebody got it. Second of all, I have no, zero recollection of even remembering doing that, that verse, like the rhyme schemes didn’t even sound like familiar to me. So I was caught off guard too. I was like, ‘what the fuck, I said that.’ And that was, you know, that was during early like stages of the ‘Relapse’ record that I was working on. So, you know, it’s 10 plus years old, but not making excuses for it. I said it and I was wrong for saying that it was fucking stupid, you know, 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 rhyme say it, I think that being able to look back, I mean, that’s not even an excuse, but I’m just saying like that 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. You know, it was one of those things that, like I said, I don’t even remember recording, but record a lot of songs. So it was like, it’s, it’s tough sometimes, to even you’d be like, ‘Oh shit. I remember that.’ You know.

Gray Rizzy: I know a lot of people are very, they’re very happy and proud that they got the, hear that part from you. You know, that, that apology on ‘Zeus’. There’s also a reference where, not even a reference, where, you know, you’re talking about, speaking to Snoop in the sense of, you know, he, you don’t need to be dogged by him. And I didn’t know exactly when or where, what did Snoop do that made you put this line in this song?

Eminem: Well, a couple of months ago, he was doing an interview with The Breakfast Club. Somehow my name got brought up and he was saying things about, you know, I’m not in his top 10 and everything he said, by the way, it was fine like up to a point. When he, like a, I’ve never said, like him saying that I’m not in his top 10, because there’s some rappers from the 90s that I can’t fuck with, you know, a, him saying Dre made the best version of me, absolutely. Like, why would I have a problem with that? Like, would I be here without Dre. Fuck no I wouldn’t. The rappers he mentioned from the 90s, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap. Like I never said I could fuck with them. I never said that. You know what I’m saying? So it’s all like, everything was good until like him, you know, it was more like, I think it was more about the tone he was using that caught me off guard. Cause I’m like, ‘where’s this coming from? I just saw you like, what the fuck?’ You know what I’m saying? Like, it just, it threw me for a loop. Again, I probably could have got past the whole tone and everything, but it was the last statement when he said ‘as far as music I can live without, I can live without that shit.’ Now you’re just, now you’re being disrespectful for like, it just caught me off guard. I wasn’t ready for that. And people started hitting me up about it, like, ‘Oh, what are you going to do? What are you going to do?’ And I didn’t know what to do about it at first. Cause I just, it confused me because I’m like, ‘bro, same team. We’re on the same team.’ Like what the fuck? And I have never in my career, my entire career ever said a disrespectful word about Snoop Dogg. I mean, what the fuck? Like his impact on Hip Hop. Like I can’t, I can’t front on that, but it’s like, at what point does it start becoming like, okay, now, you know, everyone’s entitled to their opinion, my top 10, top 5, ain’t going to be the same as his, but everyone’s entitled to their opinions. So how could I be mad at that? I wasn’t mad about the opinion it was after that. It was the, you know, that the very last statement was like, Oh, what the fuck? Like damn Dogg, like really? You know, I said what I said, I addressed it. I felt like when I said what I need, I need to say.

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