With rap star Eminem sparking attention by jabbing Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Ronda Rousey, UFC champ Anthony Pettis gives SOHH his reaction to the drama.
Instead of taking personal offense, Pettis admitted all sports fall victim to athlete name-references in music.
“I laugh it off. I laugh it off,” Pettis emphasized to SOHH when asked if he just dismissed the publicized jab. “You get that in any sport. You have NBA players and boxers getting talked about. It’s not a big deal. It’s just an opinion.” (SOHH)
Check out what Ronda Rousey said about Eminem’s diss right here…
Instead of taking the jab as an insult, Rousey recently looked at the positive side of Em’s rhyme.
“Yes, yes, I’m very aware,” Ronda responded when asked if she knew about Em’s diss. “He’s a great artist and art isn’t meant to be nice. It’s meant to make you feel something. I don’t know and I don’t really care. [Is is insulting?] I don’t know. I like being called a slaughterhouse in a blouse. I think it’s cool and I might not be perfect but parts of me are pretty awesome and I think if Eminem took the a** Pepsi challenge, he would totally pick me as his favorite.” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”)
Slim Shady takes direct aim at the mixed martial arts fighter on his “Shady XV” song.
“I got a Magic Johnson
/It’s like a Magic Wand allows me to not let a blonde arouse me
/If Ronda Rousey was on the couch with the condoms out
/Holding a thousand Magnums at once to pounce me
/I’ll laugh in response to how she dances and flaunts it around me
/Her flat little badonkadonk is bouncing around
/And all I see is Paulie Malignaggi, she’s slaughterhouse in a blouse” (“Shady XV”)
The new track premiered online last month.
She not only made it into a song, but Rousey got a mention by one of the best hip-hop lyricists of all time as Eminem found a place for the baddest woman on the planet in his new track and album that drop on Tuesday. The song is the title track on the album ShadyXV, which compiles new tracks from the infamous Detroit rapper along with songs from some of the other artists on his Shady record label. (Fox Sports)