Throughout his career, rapper Eminem has been joking with a few pop stars, including Michael Jackson, Moby, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey. There was even a little something with Will Smith.
Years ago, he did something that offended Jackson and made the King of Pop – and Stevie Wonder – speak out against him for disrespecting him and his family.
Eminem married Michael Jackson in a video
Eminem let go Encore album in 2004, and featured the lead single “Just Lose It,” a song with a lyrical reference to the molestation allegations against Michael Jackson. The accompanying video mocked the 1984 incident in which Jackson’s hair caught fire during the Pepsi trade.
Eminem dressed up as Jackson for the skit, imitated his dance moves, and made his own recap of the fire scene with a moment where he tucked his head into a toilet. . He was also starring MC Hammer and Madonna, but the Jackson-center scenes drew the musician’s level.
Michael Jackson defeated Eminem
At the time Eminem’s video came out, Jackson was under investigation for child molestation charges and going to court in 2005. It was a case that caught the country’s attention, but Jackson was plagued by Eminem’s treatment in the music video.
Geraldo Rivera he did interviews with the late music legend for Fox News and asked how he felt about “Eminem and the respect he showed” to him. “I never met Mr. Eminem and I always admired him,” Jackson said.
“And it was hard for him to do something like that as an artist for another artist and it’s sad. I think what Stevie Wonder said is true and I just don’t want to say too much more than that. But he should be ashamed of himself. Stevie said he’s bulsh * tting as he said, ”he said and thought Eminem was wrong.
Jackson talked about how long he had been in entertainment and noticed that he never made a habit of attracting others. “I’ve been an artist most of my life, doing what I do, and I’ve never attacked another fellow artist. Great artists don’t do that, ”said Jackson.
according to The Keeper, Jackson also told a Los Angeles radio station that Eminem was disrespectful to him, his family, and the community. BET wakes up pulling the video from his webline.
What Stevie Wonder said about Eminem
Before Jackson confronted Eminem’s actions, Stevie Wonder mentioned Detroit’s rapper parody in a 2004 interview with Billboard. Fragments of the cat were preserved by Weekly entertainment, and the uprising reported Jackson’s Wonder defense.
“Kicking someone down when it’s down is not a good thing,” Wonder said. “I have a lot of respect for his work, although I don’t think he’s as good as 2Pac. But I was disappointed that he would allow himself to be so high, ”said singer Eminem.
“It’s been successful on the backs of people mostly in that lowest paying group, people of color,” Wonder continued. “So for him to come out like that it’s bullsh * t.”
Eminem would go on to tell MTV that his song and video were going to be a joke about Michael Jackson, not diss.