Fans of Eminem know the rapper has come under fire in a big way over the last 2 and a half years. Technically, it all started when he released Revival, the album that was doubly slammed by hip-hop fans and critics alike.
The backlash to the record was so severe that Eminem even released a follow-up to it, Kamikaze, which sought to respond to some of his haters. Fans appreciated this album a lot more, but it was still derided by journalists and critics.
With all that said, Marshall Mathers isn’t really in the clear yet, because there are still a lot of rappers and hip-hop scene members who aren’t thrilled with his work, and often question whether he has earned the right to helm the “GOAT” status.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, Eminem famously got into a feud with the owners of The Source magazine back in the early 2000s, which, at the time, was helmed by Benzino and Dave Mays. Hot New Hip Hop says it looks like Mays and Zino have held back their animosity toward Eminem for decades, at least from what can be seen by a recent interview.
Reportedly, a conversation went down between some of the men about Snoop Dogg and Eminem, and whether Eminem’s music was even that good anymore. Reportedly, Van Lathan, Royce Da 5’9,” Page Kennedy, Punch, Just Blaze, Glasses MaloneKing Los, and Dave Mays were all there.
Suddenly, it appeared that the sentiment regarding the Detroit rapper wasn’t all that positive. You can check out the YouTube video below for yourself:
Mays said during the conversation that Eminem was secretly a racist, and the tape, “Foolish Pride,” was an example of that. The other men went on to say suggest that Eminem didn’t deserve his title as a respected hip-hop star.
Royce Da 5’9″ was quick to defend Eminem, however, who then went on to reference something that Mays had said earlier. Royce told him he could say whatever he wanted to say, but that didn’t mean his words would hold any kind of merit or impact.
Royce went on to say that Mays “f*ck(ed) with cornballs,” in reference to Benzino.