Gen Z Cancels Eminem? The Truth Behind It

Why is generation Z trying to cancel Eminem?

Eminem has enraged the punters — again (Picture: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock)

Eminem has inspired so many people, giving them strength through his amazing rhymes. For me, Eminem has been my favorite artist ever since I was about seven-years-old. The artist has been one of the most controversial and graphic artists for over twenty years.

Now younger folks assume the older folks’ tune is offensive.

They try by using Generation Z haters to cancel Eminem over controversial lyrics that have been shot down via millennials, who sense the kids have been speaking out of school. Videos defending Slim Shady — whose actual title is Marshall Mathers — are taking social media by using a storm.

The controversy kicked off in February when a “zoomer” (or Gen Z member) posted a TikTok clip condemning the rapper’s 2010 hit “Love the Way You Lie,” presenting Rihanna, for reportedly glorifying violence in opposition to women. They highlighted the verse “If she ever tries to f–king go away once more I’ma tie her to the mattress and set this residence on fire.”

The hater’s on-camera diss precipitated 30-somethings to — in the phrases of an Eminem track title — “just lose it,” as many of them grew up on the 48-year-old Detroit native’s tunes.

Eminem performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

In the most viral clip, with 5.6 million views, an Eminem die-hard defends the “Real Slim Shady” singer in a rap fantastically set to the “Forgot About Dre” beat.

“Listen, little kiddies, lemme make this pretty clear: This man was once round earlier than you had been here,” she spits, including that current rappers mumble “gibberish.”

The quantity ends with this lyrical coup de grâce: “One day you’ll develop up and see how all of us went and forgot about Z.”

Another stimulated TikTok graph depicts an Eminem-loving millennial having a mock argument with himself as a Gen Zer, who says, “We gotta cancel Eminem.” The millennial response, “Why?” and is then requested by way of his offended youthful doppelgänger, “Have you heard his lyrics?”

The creator, returned to enjoying his millennial Fireball-drinking self, responds: “Heard ’em? I was once raised screaming them all thru grade school.”

“Listen, little kiddies, lemme make this pretty clear: This man was once around earlier than you had been here.”
Undaunted, the zoomer says the lyrics are “full of hate,” to which the millennial claps back, “So is my angsty little teenage soul, however, seem to be at me now. I became out fine.”

Other Slim Shady stalwarts pointed out that “Love the Way You Lie” is tame in contrast to some of the Grammy winner’s older hits, such as “Superman” and “Guilty Conscience” — the latter depicting a man murdering his cheating wife and her lover.

In addition, Rihanna has stated herself that the “Stan” rapper’s aforementioned verse was once really a condemnation — and now not a get-together — of home abuse.

For now, it seems Eminem is secure from the social-media guillotine. Especially since, as one Twitter consumer noted, “more effective people” have tried and failed to cancel the hip-hop icon, which includes two US presidents. They had been probably referencing former commanders-in-chief George Bush and Donald Trump, each of whom the rapper has skewered in song.

Mathers has but to weigh in on the intergenerational rap battle.


Eminem is arguably the greatest artist of all time. People have been trying to cancel him for years and years. Ever since the LGBTQ communities were coming after him for his offensive lyrics.

He welcomes this, it keeps him relevant and in the spotlight which amounts to more revenue for him. They say he is so irrelevant in hip-hop, however, those same people keep bringing his name up and keeping him in the spotlight.




Hello, I am new to writing. I enjoy writing about true crime, history, as well as starting to write some fiction!

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Clay Carpenter

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Hello, I am new to writing. I enjoy writing about true crime, history, as well as starting to write some fiction!

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