SOHH Whatcha Think: How Much Does Eminem Really Hate Lady Gaga? [Click Here & Speak]
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 12:15AM
I am convinced there is an internal plot taking place at Interscope Records. Well, "plot" may not be the right word so let's say "conspiracy" involving two of its biggest stars. Eminem and Lady Gaga.
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In my mind, there are only two possibilities. Either Eminem and Lady Gaga are secretly Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine's ultimate publicity stunt to generate brief spurts of hype or Slim Shady is really obsessed with the blonde head star. Think about it, she does sort of resemble his past fling Christina Aguilera to a certain extent, right?
The latest news for all of my fellow hip-hop junkies in relation to Em/Gaga is this revelation by Skylar Grey where she claims the rapper intentionally took off Lady Gaga's "FINISHED" bars to Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor" and replaced them with hers. For everyone who is still a little hazy right now:
Along with Dre, Skylar has Eminem to thank for her continued success, even going to bat for her when she penned the hook to "I Need a Doctor" and the label attempted to swap her vocals for Lady Gaga's. "Somebody in the room suggested we get Lady Gaga to sing the hook on 'I Need a Doctor' and [Eminem] stood up for me and said no, because he wanted to keep my voice on the song," she says. "That was a big thing for me because had I not kept my voice on 'I Need a Doctor,' who knows where I'd be right now." She continues, "After the Grammy Awards performance of that song, alot of things changed for me. It really changed my life. It provided a great platform for me, and I'm forever grateful for Eminem and Dr. Dre." Skylar revealed that she had 6500 more Twitter followers in the immediate minutes that followed that fateful Grammy performance. (Hip Hop DX)
Now, correct me if I am wrong (apologies, I know this is wildly cliche), but is Lady Gaga one of the, if not the, biggest stars out? Off the top of my head I know she has received critical acclaim along with appeared on tracks with T.I., Beyonce, Common, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Wale. So why does Em continue to show signs of displeasure in her? Just a few weeks ago he said:
"Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office/ She's still a male lady," he raps. "Wouldn't f*ck her with her d*ck/ You heard it/ The verdict's in." ("A Kiss")
Although he later played it off, saying it was merely sarcasm, you have to wonder if Em secretly has a deep rooted admiration for Gaga or if there is serious anger toward her. Right?
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