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Eminem’s 10-Year-Old Lyric About Taking Chris Brown’s Side Has Been Leaked

A lot has changed for Rihanna since 2009. Once a Barbados-born singer known best for chart-topping single like “S.O.S” and “Umbrella” the songstress has expanded her interests into songwriting, fashion design, philanthropy, diplomacy, and business. She’s the owner of the booming and game-changing fashion brand Fenty Beauty and the fashion house Fenty. She’s also dating a billionaire Saudi businessman. 

To say the least, she’s a far cry from the young singer who made headlines in 2009 when she became a victim of physical assault by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown. At the time, many rallied behind the singer and supported her through a time in her relationship that had become extremely public. One supporter, in particular, seemed to be her oft-collaborated with music partner, rapper Eminem. The two artists worked together on several music projects in the years after her Chris Brown assault including on the 2010 hit “Love The Way You Lie” and the 2013 song ‘The Monster.’

It appears that her relationship with Eminem might not have been all that supportive as others speculated, however. Sadly after the recent leak of a snippet from Eminem’s “Things Get Worse” was shared on the site Reddit fans of the rapper have been left to think of him in a new light.

Nearly 10 years after recording a lyric about Rihanna and her abusive relationship with Chris Brown, fans of Eminem and the singer are demanding answers.

In a leaked snippet of Eminem’s song “Things Get Worse,” the rapper delivers a slew of disrespectful references to famous women in entertainment. In a verse, about Rihanna, Eminem says that he would side with Chris Brown. “Let me add my two cents / Of course, I’d side with Chris Brown / I’d beat a b***** down, too / If she gave my ******** an itch, now,” he raps. The clip was allegedly released illegally on Reddit and has been making the rounds on Twitter and Youtube. 

Fans of Eminem know that the abusive language of the lyrics never actually made it into the song which has brought many fans to the conclusion that he possible retracted the lines because he identified them as despicable. 

Neither Rihanna nor Eminem have released comments about the lyrics.

The lyrics are a reference to the 2009 event that put Rihanna and her then-boyfriend Chris Brown’s under public scrutiny.

In 2009, Chris Brown had been one of the biggest-selling performers in R&B music. According to reports at the time, police had been called to a vehicle parked in Los Angeles where Rihanna and Brown had gotten into a fight. Brown had left the scene by the time police had arrived but leaked pictures of Rihanna revealed her gruesome facial injuries from his attack. Pictures showed her with a bloody nose, swollen lips and bite marks on her arms. At the time, Rihanna told police that Brown had been her attacker. 

After the attack, Rihanna detailed the attack in a 2009 interview saying that she “fended him off with my feet” and claimed that Brown had threatened to kill her to “to scare me”, and that “all I kept thinking was, ‘When is it going to stop? When is it going to stop?’” She also described her relationship with Brown as “dangerous.” She said “The more in love we became, the more dangerous we became for each other, equally as dangerous.”

While Eminem’s lyrics had been made over a decade ago, they’re still extremely disturbing.

Of Sure, 2009 was a different time. Harvey Weinstein had been on top of the world and men across media were in the midst of the predatory behavior: their victims remaining silent and in the shadows. But the truth is that the lyrics, supporting the actions of a physical abuser and degrading a victim are inexcusable. 

For those wondering, this definitely does paint their relationship in a new light.

This feels especially true when it comes to their collaboration on the 2010 hit “Love The Way You Lie.” At the time of the song’s release, outlets had suggested that the song and the music video for it had been influenced by Eminem’s and Rihanna’s relationships with their former partners Kimberly Scott and Chris Brown. When it was released, Rihanna had described the song as breaking “down the cycle of domestic violence”

In an essay released by The Atlantic Wire, one critic says that “the song would not have been effective if it had featured only Eminem’s point of view and feelings of regret; he wrote that Rihanna’s representing the opposite side of the relationship shows “proper storytelling” and ‘sends a message’ because of her breakup with Brown.”

The Nominations For The Billboard Latin Music Awards Are Out And Here’s Who Made The List

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The Nominations For The Billboard Latin Music Awards Are Out And Here’s Who Made The List

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The nominees for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards are out and some of your faves are claiming several spots on the list. Bad Bunny and Ozuna are leading the pack with 14 nominations each. The two reggaetoneros claimed nominations for the coveted Artists of the Year award. All four nominees for Artist of the Year are male. Here the artists nominated for this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards.

First, let’s breakdown the nominees for Artist of the Year.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny had an exceptional 2019. The Puerto Rican artist teamed up with Colombian superstar J Balvin on the collaborative album “Oasis.” The album brought us hits like “Que Pretendes” and “La Canción.” The reggae star also become politically active this year joining other Puerto Rican celebrities to travel to the Caribbean island to participate in protests against former Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Rosselló’s proposed anti-LGBTQ legislation.

J Balvin

The Colombian music star has been everywhere this year. Balvin not only partnered with Bad Bunny for collaborative album “Oasis,” he released a slew of new songs in 2019. The singer teamed up with Maluma to create “Qué Pena” and we spent most of last year jamming out to that single. Balvin is in tied in second place with Daddy Yankee with 12 nominations.

Ozuna

Despite a longterm scandal involving extortion and a sex tape, Ozuna kept things going and delivered high power music last year. The Puerto Rican singer joined Karol G, Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, and J Balvin on “China,” which has garnered more than 1 billion views on YouTube.

Romeo Santos

Romeo Santos spent 2019 collabing with so many different artists. His year of collaborations includes “Me Quedo” with Zacarias Ferreira and “ileso” with Teodoro Reyes. Santos has been nominated for five other awards including Canción del Año, Streaming for “Ella Quiere Beber” with Anuel AA, Top Latin Album, Artista del Año, Masculino, Categoria Tropical, Canción Tropical del Año for “Aullando” with Wisin and Yandel, and Álbum Tropical del Año for “Utopia.”

Here is a full list of nominees in the top categories for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year:

Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Artista del Año, Debut / Artist of the Year, New:

Jhay Cortez
Manuel Turizo
Paulo Londra
Sech

Gira del Año / Tour of the Year:

Bad Bunny
Chayanne
Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony

Artista del Año, Redes Sociales / Social Artist of the Year

Anuel AA
Becky G
Daddy Yankee
Lali

Artista Crossover del Año / Crossover Artist of the Year

DJ Snake
Drake
Katy Perry
Snow

Check out the full list of nominees by clicking here.

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J.Lo Speaks Up About The Super Bowl Halftime Show And How She Wants Girls To Raise Their Voices

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J.Lo Speaks Up About The Super Bowl Halftime Show And How She Wants Girls To Raise Their Voices

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The J.Lo and Shakira halftime show at Super Bowl LIV was electric, powerful, empowering, and contagious. The two Latina performers gave Super Bowl viewers and audience the show of a lifetime. Latin pride was at the forefront of this year’s halftime show and there was also a strong political message because Latinos live in terrifying times.

J.Lo and Shakira used part of their halftime show to give a voice to the voiceless in the Latino and immigrant communities.

During J.Lo’s performance, her daughter Emme started “Let’s Get Loud” and the imagery struck a nerve with some viewers. Litter in front of the stage were children in orbed cages. Many have speculated that the children are a nod at the Trump administration’s immigration policies that forced children into cages and separated families.

The mother and daughter duo then covered “Born In The USA” by Bruce Springsteen and J.Lo flashed a Puerto Rican flag.

The Puerto Rican people, who are Americans, have been let down by the current administration as they try to recover from Hurricane Maria. Now, the island is recovering from devastating earthquakes. The Trump administration has actively cut funding to Medicaid in Puerto Rico as more and more people are reliant on the assistance.

J.Lo shared a video on Instagram right before the performance and included a rallying call to all Latinas and young girls around the world.

The global pop star wanted to use her performance at Super Bowl LIV performance to give people a chance to raise their voices. In a time where children are in cages, women are losing healthcare rights, and vulnerable communities are under attack around the world, these moments matter.

The Super Bowl LIV halftime show’s message is resonating far and wide.

The image of Emme “locked” in a cage while singing “Let’s Get Loud” caught everyone’s attention. Her voice, accompanied by a choir of children behind her, gave viewers a striking visual of children in cages.

Some pointed to other elements of the performance that referenced the administration’s treatment of migrants.

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There were so many elements of the half time show that people pointed to as reminiscent of the policies devastating migrant families. The lights behind the performers interlocked in the pattern of a chainlink fence we have all seen along the border.

Some people were very much bothered by the strong Latino representation at the Super Bowl.

Pobercitos. Who knew that strong Latinas on stage showing their brown bodies and Latin dancing would trigger them?

Some people are showing the double standard that exists among performers at the Super Bowl.

Women, especially Black and brown women, are often treated to this double standard. Somehow, dancing as a brown or Black woman is overly sexual when white men are not subjected to the same scrutiny.

To top it off, let’s not forget that the Super Bowl was in Miami, a Latino enclave and the halftime performance was representative of that culture.

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