Slaughterhouse’s Kxng Crooked (formerly Crooked I) recently talked about the buzz Shady Records boss Eminem sparked courtesy of a Lana Del Rey reference in their “Shady CXVpher” freestyle session.
In Crooked’s perspective, fans and critics alike should be used to Em’s controversial lyrics.
“Have they ever heard an Em song before? I mean unless you live under a rock you know Em is going to say shit like that. To me a cypher is a blood sport anyway. No country for soft lyrics.” (Rkulture)
Check out what else Crooked said about the lyrics right here…
Despite the backlash Em sparked, Crooked recently said people should realize anything is game when a cypher goes down.
” I don’t think there should be censorship on that. Now, I understand both sides of the coin. You’ve got battered women, coalitions and when they hear something like that, they don’t understand the art of being in a cypher. Being in a cypher is about being the most disrespectful you can be, verbally murdering the competition. That’s what cyphering is about. It’s a blood sport. He drew blood. Now, what we’re chosen to do is to bring what would really be said in a real cypher if none of us were famous and bring that same energy to the mainstream. Now, if you want to really see how these cyphers go down, if you want to see how underground rappers do it and how we did it when we was underground, we can’t censor ourselves. We have to be raw and uncut. Period.” (MTV)
In his freestyle, Slim Shady directly name-dropped the singer and compared himself to now-infamous ex-NFL player Ray Rice this week.
“But I may fight for gay rights, especially if they dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice/ Play nice? B*tch I’ll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance/ ‘Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens.” (Pitchfork)
Coincidentally, Del Rey has previously dished on her admiration for Em.
In the past, Del Rey has admitted being a big Eminem fan, claiming in one interview: “He really changed my life. I didn’t know music could be intelligent. He wasn’t just rhyming for rhyme’s sake. That made me think I could actually talk about the way things actually were. He’s a genius.” (The Guardian)