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EMINEM LYRICS CAUSING CONTROVERSY

Old Headline, New Story: Source Rivals Out “Racist” 1993 Recording
No one would ever say it’s his best work: “Never date a Black girl because Blacks only want your money/And that shit ain’t funny”; “Black girls and white girls just don’t mix/Because Black girls are dumb and white girls are good chicks.”

But some are saying the above undercooked rhymes, recorded by Eminem in 1993 or earlier, are just plain racist.

In a press conference held yesterday, editors of hip-hop magazine The Source, including part owner and long-time Eminem foe RayBenzinoScott, played a tape containing the recordings. “Three white kids from Detroit” brought the tape to the magazine’s attention, according to Scott.

"We've got to treat this the same way we treated Mike Tyson, Kobe Bryant, O. J. Simpson," Scott told reporters assembled in midtown Manhattan, according to a New York Times story.

Eminem, of course, has previously been vilified for his apparent homophobic and misogynist attitudes, among other things, but he hasn’t been accused of racism until now.

Eminem and Scott have feuded for years. Each has dissed the other on record, and The Source even went as far as to print a poster of Scott holding Eminem’s decapitated head. Eminem, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre all continue to boycott the magazine.

"Ray Benzino, [editor] Dave Mays and The Source have had a vendetta against me, Shady Records and our artists for a long time," Eminem said in a statement, the Times reports. The Eminem camp reportedly believes the tape could date as early as 1988.

"The tape they played today was something I made out of anger, stupidity and frustration when I was a teenager," Eminem said. "I'd just broken up with my girlfriend, who was African-American, and I reacted like the angry, stupid kid I was. I hope people will take it for the foolishness that it was, not for what somebody is trying to make it into today."
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