Rudy Giuliani and Eminem Beef: How did it start and where is it going?
The controversial beef between The Real Slim ShadyEminem and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani started with the latter throwing a tantrum at the rapper for taking a knee during Super Bowl 2022 halftime.
The 49-year-old rapper probably doesn’t even think the issue is worth addressing, or maybe he just has better things to deal with. In both cases, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert shared a parody of what Marshall’s response might have looked like, and it’s safe to say that it won’t disappoint.
But first, let’s trace this feud back to its starting point, the 2022 Super Bowl LVI halftime show.
Rudy Giuliani mocked Eminem for kneeling at the 2022 Super Bowl
On Sunday February 13, after his You lose performance during the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show, Eminem took a knee, in protest against police brutality in the United States, a movement which was started by the former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick.
And while it drew applause from most onlookers, it ended up enraging Rudy Giuliani, the ex-lawyer for outrageous former US President Donald Trump.
The American politician wasted no time and started shooting the rap legend the very next day, Monday, February 14, during his WABC radio show. “Let’s go straight to Eminem taking a knee,” Giuliani began. “Why doesn’t he go to another country? Go kneel somewhere else.
Furious, he continued, “You know how many cops were defending and protecting him at that game yesterday? I mean, crime is out of control in Los Angeles. He thinks it all happened because everyone loves Eminem?
“The simple reality is that the NFL has made a mockery of law enforcement, especially with its support of cop killer Black Lives Matter.” The 77-year-old politician then switched gears and started punching fellow rapper, Snoop Dogg, for a song he recently released, titled Police.
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“It allows Snoop ‘Kill Police’ Doggy Dogg to perform, despite the fact that just days ago he released a song – if that’s what he does.”
“I don’t know what he’s doing. For me it’s a bit like [low mumbling/growling noise]. Here’s a good thing. He used the N-word and – I don’t even understand it. You know? It doesn’t have a big effect on me. The only way I knew the lyrics to the song continued to use the N-word and encourage people to kill police officers was because someone gave me the lyrics.
Giuliani chided and then continued to hit the rapper, saying he “didn’t belong in this scene” with lyrics like these. “I couldn’t have understood what he said. But, after saying those words, he didn’t belong on that stage.
Here’s What Eminem’s Response Could Have Looked Like
There was no response from the rapper’s representatives. However, on February 17, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday, very generously shared insight into the Detroit legend’s possible rebuttal.
In the episode, a fake Eminem is heard rapping a parody of You losehis 2002 hit which he also performed at Super Bowl LVI 2022.
Here is the video of the same: