Magazine Calls Eminem A Racist

11-20-03 Keavin
Rapper Eminem faces a new controversy. This time a magazine is accusing him of racism and they have the tapes to prove it. Source magazine’s co-founders, David Mays and Raymond "Benzino" Scott held a press conference last Tuesday night where they revealed two early recordings by the white rapper that reportedly contains racial slurs against blacks. 

Benzino and Eminem have had an ongoing feud and this is just the latest chapter in the drama. 

According to the magazine, the tapes in their possession date back to 1988 and 1993, and features a young Eminem “freestyling” to a beat box and old school drum machine. But it’s the lyrics that the Source founders are using in their battle with the popular, yet controversial, rapper. 

The following lyrics are the fuel Mays and Benzino are using in their fire against Eminem: 

“All the girls I like to bone have big butts/ No they don't, 'cause I don't like that n*gger sh*t/ I'm just here to make a bigger hit” – from the first track reportedly from 1993. 

The rest of the lyrics come from another track reportedly made by Eminem in 1988 after he broke up with a girlfriend. 

“I’ll get straight to the point/Black girls are b*tches, that’s why I’ma tell ya you better pull up your britches/Cause all that cash is making your ass drag from the boyfriend ya ganked and that’s pretty bad/I mean that’s pretty sad when ya dating a Black guy/And then you turn around a f*ck another big, Black guy now that’s pretty wrong, but you’re just ganking/But that’s okay because you need a godd*mn spanking/From me, the funky Eminem” 

"Blacks and whites, they sometimes mix/ But black girls only want your money, 'cause they're dumb chicks" 

"Never date a black girl, because blacks only want your money/ And that sh-- ain't funny."

Benzino doesn’t want Eminem to walk away from this controversy. "Don't make this right now a double standard," he said. "We gotta treat this the same way you treat Mike Tyson, like you treat Kobe Bryant, like you treat R. Kelly, like you treat O.J. Simpson."

Eminem responded to charge on Tuesday, according to MTV.  He explained that the second song was made when he was just a “foolish and angry” 15-year-old upset about a break up. 

His manager, Paul Rosenberg, said Wednesday that he and Eminem had never "heard or heard of" the first track. 

Eminem issued a statement on Tuesday blasting the move by the magazine founders as part of a vendetta they have against him and his record label, “Ray Benzino, Dave Mays and The Source have had a vendetta against me, Shady Records and our artists for a long time," Eminem said. "The tape they played today was something I made out of anger, stupidity and frustration when I was a teenager. I'd just broken up with my girlfriend, who was African-American, and I reacted like the angry, stupid kid I was. I hope people will take it for the foolishness that it was, not for what somebody is trying to make it into today."

The press conference is just the beginning of this controversy. Mays and Benzino plan to include a CD of the two tracks in the February issue of their magazine. 

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