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‘Rap God’ Eminem Hilariously Trolls His Music Critics In A Full-Page Ad
By Yoon Sann Wong, 22 Sep 2018
Image via JStone / Shutterstock.com
Kamikaze, the surprise album by Eminem—real name Marshall Mathers—has been met with much fanfare since its release.
Not only did the album hastily rise through music rankings to top the Billboard 200 chart, but also stirred much commotion for its diss tracks that took aim at multiple high-profile personalities and fellow rappers. This included Donald Trump, Tyler the Creator, Machine Gun Kelly, Charlamagne tha God, Drake, Joe Budden, and even The Grammys.
The album’s contents also inspired fellow rapper 50 Cent to humorously recreate Nike’s controversial Colin Kaepernick ad starring this Rap God.
Though fans might have loved Eminem’s latest release, some music critics did not.
But no Mather, The Real Slim Shady has zero issues finding beef with his harshest music detractors.
Together with his label, the rapper issued a full-page ad inside The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that shows whose opinions are clearly “Not For Your Consideration.”
In a comical tweet by THR’s editorial director Matthew Belloni, reviews published by its own host THR, as well as Pitchfork, Billboard, Noisey, Rolling Stone and more have been plastered on the ad.
For instance, THR’s quote reads, “…the work of an aging artist trying, and failing, to remain relevant…” while Billboard’s review reads, “…blaming everyone except himself…”
These quotes sit above part of the album’s artwork and the statistic, “#1 in 103 countries and 434,000 equivalent album units in the US first week. Thanks for the support, a**holes!”
“Is this the print equivalent of a diss track?” captioned Belloni. The amusing ad has left some fans requesting for a poster version to keep as memento.
Check out the hilarious troll below.
Oh Marshall 😂 you're doing amazing sweetie pic.twitter.com/6yZhrysoni— xio. (@xiokerplunk) September 21, 2018
The question now is, where do I get a poster of this?— Spec4 (@mabalot5150) September 21, 2018
[via Matthew Belloni, main image via JStone / Shutterstock.com]
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