Eminem's Beefing Ways Led To Some Great Rap Lyrics. They Also Led To An Arrest In 2000.
Eminem has long been known for engaging in rap beefs. And he's been known to be fiercely retaliatory when it happens.
Countless other rappers have drawn the lyrical wrath of the Detroit rapper. From big names like Ja Rule and Nick Cannon to smaller names like Benzino and Cannabis, Eminem has never just sat back and kept his cool.
Unfortunately for the rapper, losing his cool has led him to problems with the law in the past. Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, was most notoriously arrested on June 4, 2000, when he was charged with pistol-whipping a man who allegedly was smooching his wife, Kim.
The incident took place outside the Hard Rock Sports Bar in Warren Michigan.
Eminem even rapped about the incident in "Soldier" from studio album "The Eminem Show." "I'm a lit fuse, anything I do, b****, it's news. Pistol-whippin' motherf****** bouncers 6'2"," the lyrics say.
Eminem got out of the incident relatively unscathed as prosecutors dropped the assault with a dangerous weapon charge as part of a plea deal. Mathers did, in fact, plead guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and had to serve two years on probation.
The incident was the result of what for long was a rocky relationship between Marshall and Kim Mathers. Both Kim and Marshall have opened up about drug use that fueled the tumultuous relationship.
Eminem, however, has rapped about being clean for more than a decade and has included lyrics that detail a scary overdose he went through.
Eminem most recently made big headlines when he headlined the 2022 Super Bowl along with musical icons Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent. During the performance, Eminem drew ire from some viewers as he knelt in what appeared to be a nod to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling during the national anthem ultimately led to the end of his NFL career while he was still producing effectively.
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