Eminem VS Diddy
Rap fans will remember the long-standing war between P. Diddy and Eminem, though it seems as if their beef had been squashed over time. Unfortunately, now that hackers have been illegally releasing old Eminem tracks, their beef has been reignited.
Hackers recently released an old version of Eminem's "Bang" collaboration with Conway the Machine that he did not intend on ever being made public. He had made popular songs using Diddy's name before, like in "Without Me" but by the time he released "Bang," he chose to edit out the lyric's bashing the hip-hop icon, intent on moving forward on a better path.
The hackers did not seem to take that into consideration, probably simply hoping to give Eminem fans new content to enjoy without thinking of the real-life repercussions for the artists. In the newly released "Bang" version that Billboard reported, Eminem spouts "Yeah, shout to Puffy Combs, but f*** REVOLT. Y'all are like a f***ed up remote, now I get why our buttons broke."
When this lyric was heard, REVOLT responded.
In a statement to Billboard, the highly successful company said Eminem's diss is a detrimental distraction from the Black Lives Matter movement. "REVOLT is busy putting in work: launching REVOLT Black News, hourly field correspondence updates, covering important rallies, as well as partnering with the NAACP to air their Black Family Reunion. Partnering to air the funerals of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, as well as President Obama's remarks back in June. REVOLT is a Black business that is relevant and needs to be here, like all our Black businesses. We need to be supported to be the platform and voice of this movement – that otherwise wouldn't have."
REVOLT explained what was at risk with the leaked lyric: "What Em's 'mess' could've done – is it could've harmed our business. Fortunately, it was a minor social media distraction, but the potential implications should not be OK. We're busy using our energies, efforts, and platforms as a Catalyst for Change. The real question is what is Eminem doing – other than being a distraction."
"Why does Eminem, someone who is a guest in Black culture, think he can talk down to REVOLT?" REVOLT also suggested Eminem may have intentionally leaked the harmful lyric saying "And how did this verse supposedly and allegedly get 'leaked' anyway."
Eminem responded in a respectful manner so hopefully his apology will be heard and understood and he will do his best to build-up his fellow industry greats in this time of the Black Lives Matter movement.