Cancel Eminem? Rapper Responds With 'Tone Deaf'

Lyric video appears to address recent controversy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2021 4:00 AM CST
Cancel Eminem? Rapper Responds With 'Tone Deaf'
Eminem performs "Lose Yourself" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A recent campaign on TikTok aimed to cancel Eminem, with Gen Z users of the social media service pointing out problematic lyrics like those of "Love the Way You Lie," which, they argue per NBC News, glorifies domestic violence. But Eminem will not be canceled. The rapper responded by releasing a new lyric video for his 2020 song "Tone Deaf," Billboard reports. "I won't stop even when my hair turns grey (I'm tone-deaf) / 'Cause they won't stop until they cancel me," Slim Shady tweeted, quoting the song, when he released the video. Meanwhile, on social media, many were pointing out that ill-fated attempts to cancel Eminem are nothing new, and millennials were coming to the rapper's defense. (More Eminem stories.)

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