‘Cleanin Out My Closet’ hitmaker Eminem is coming clean about a leaked song that featured lyrics praising Chris Brown for his vicious 2009 felony assault of Rihanna.
On the decade-old track, ‘Things Get Worse,’ the GRAMMY-winning emcee said:
“Of course I side with Chris Brown, I’d beat a bitch down too.”
As the tune gained traction post-leak, the rapper’s reps immediately came to his defense by claiming it was not only scrapped and re-recorded but they’re unsure of how anyone got their hands on the original version.
Nevertheless, Em released a formal apology in the form of new song ‘Zeus’ (found aboard the December 18-unveiled deluxe edition of his latest Billboard 200 #1 album, ‘Music to Be Murdered By’). He doubled down on said apology in an interview with SiriusXM on Monday (January 4) when he said:
“Honest to God, I told Paul [Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager and co-founder of Shady Records] this when it first happened. I was like, ‘First, I didn’t know how somebody got it. Second of all, I have no … zero recollection of even remembering doing that verse,'” Em claims.
That’s not all he said. Look inside for more: