Eminem seems intent on hitting every lyrical target on the planet, eventually. His latest is Lady Gaga, whom he takes a shot at in a leaked track from his upcoming Bad Meets Evil team-up with Royce Da 5′ 9.”
On the song “A Kiss,” which began making the rounds over the weekend, Em pokes fun at the debunked 2009 rumor that she was a hermaphrodite, and then lets it be known that she’s not exactly his type.
’Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office/ She’s still a mail lady,” he raps about the pop star, who was the recipient of the 2009 Best New Artist VMA he presented. “Wouldn’t f— her with her d—/ You heard it/ The verdict’s in.”
Get it, “mail lady”? Male lady? On the track — one of nine featured on the duo’s Hell: The Sequel EP , which drops June 14 — Eminem also makes mention of Katy Perry (he’s “on her tail”) and Justin Bieber (he “don’t give a damn” about JB’s daily schedule, apparently). Of course, this is nothing particularly new for Em, who has made a career out of this sort of thing, having lobbed lyrical bombs at everyone from Britney Spears to Kim Kardashian over the years. In late 2009, he raised more than a few eyebrows when he included what some read as a homophobic slur in a line about former “American Idol” faves Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken on the song “Elevator.”
A spokesperson for Eminem and Lady Gaga’s label, Interscope, did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment on “A Kiss.”
Last month, both Em and Royce sat down with MTV News to discuss the upcoming Hell: The Sequel EP, and the lyrics they penned after nearly a decade apart, telling Sway:
“Me and Royce … ever since back in the day, when we did records together, we always had kind of a chemistry. It was fairly easy to play off what each other was doing, and I think we think a lot alike,” Emi said. “And this record, it wasn’t really anything we planned to do; we didn’t get together and say ’Hey, let’s make a Bad Meets Evil record. It was more along the lines of us making amends and repairing the issues we had.”
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