For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction... and so after Eminem set his lyrical sights numerous pop notables in his "The Real Slim Shady" single and video, the reactions are now pouring in.
The first single from the Detroit rapper's "The Marshall Mathers LP" finds Em musing about the state of music, slamming some of pop's biggest stars, and even suggesting that Christina Aguilera performed a certain sex act on Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and MTV's Carson Daly.
For their part, Durst and Daly have shrugged off the lyric (see "Limp's Durst Sounds Off On Eminem Single"), but Aguilera thinks the explicit tune is pretty, well, shady.
"I just find what he has to say disgusting and just completely untrue," Aguilera told MTV News late last week.
As for Durst's inclusion in the song, the Limp frontman told MTV News that Em's claims in the single
aren't true, "so it doesn't bother me." Durst even turns up in Em's video.
"I think it's cool of Fred to tell the truth and not go along with what Eminem is saying, but also there is a double standard, because you see Fred Durst playing himself in the video [for 'The Real Slim Shady']," Aguilera noted.
Boy band kingpins 'NSYNC also feel the sting of Eminem, as the rapper is seen in his video clad in a superhero costume hunting down a group of 'NSYNC lookalikes.
"The lyrics sound like it's not a dis," 'NSYNC's Lance Bass told MTV news
"In the video, he destroys us," Joey Fatone added.