Insider reports that a Reddit user posted a seven-second snippet titled "(SNIPPET) Eminem - Things Get Worse (Rihanna Diss)" last night, in which Eminem can be heard saying, "Of course I side with Chris Brown, I'd beat a bitch down too." According to the publication, the snippet appears to come from an unreleased version of what eventually would be turned into B.o.B.'s 2011 song, "Things Get Worse."
Per Insider, the track was supposedly recorded for Eminem's 2009 album, Relapse, which was released a few months after Brown's 2009 felony assault charge stemming from his domestic dispute with Rihanna, which resulted in her hospitalization.
However, the lyric has, naturally, caused many online to denounce Eminem, criticize the fact that he decided to "side" with Brown, and pointing toward Rihanna's contributions to his repertoire of hits. Some Rihanna fans are also pushing back against supporters of the rapper — many of whom somehow believe Eminem's long-standing history of writing highly disturbing, violent, and misogynistic lyrics is a legitimate "defense" of his actions.
two of eminem’s three #1 hits this decade have rihanna on the hook and he wants to go and say some vile shit like this... yikes https://t.co/d14oPMkHzU— 「desp」 (@bigracks) November 4, 2019
He’s irrelevant now and for a reason— 🅹 (@dreamyperry) November 4, 2019
Eminem is I r r e l e v a n t. Abusers can fucking die in a ditch.— ☃️ Terry💦 ⛄ (@terrynuriman) November 4, 2019
Rihanna is a queen 🙏. https://t.co/DwvOW6rT0w
eminem grown ass really glorifying rihanna abuse for a damn song after my fav lend her vocals to numerous songs for him is disgusting pic.twitter.com/gfgJjHPKZt— ririreaddy🇯🇲 (@ririreaddy) November 3, 2019
Neither Rihanna nor Eminem have commented on the track or its lyrics.
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