Women vs. Eminem
For decades, women have had a hard time negotiating Eminem’s public image. As the rapper puts it himself as the voice of a feminist woman in “The Real Slim Shady”, “I’m sick of him. Look at him, walking around grabbing his you-know-what, flippin’ the you-know-who–”
The rapper has potentially glorified violence and contempt against women in tracks such as, “Kim”. The track, named after his ex-wife and daughter’s mother, Kim Scott, is horrifyingly explicit as Eminem describes his fantasy of murdering her for cheating.
“So long, *****, you did me so wrong/I don’t wanna go on living in this world without you,” Eminem sings in the chorus.
So then, why does Eminem still have female fans? Is it for the same reason the second female voiced by Eminem in “The Real Slim Shady” interjects? “Yeah, but he’s so cute though.”