Eminem has some racist skeletons in his closet that inevitably get dug up every now and then.
Earlier today (September 29), Baller Alert posted a photo of Eminem from the archives in which the rapper was photographed surrounded by Black women and the comment section immediately erupted, especially when weighing in the background behind the throwback.
Back in 2003, Eminem went to war with The Source after the publication unearthed an old freestyle where he unfairly, blatantly and disgustingly disses Black women, referring to women of color as “dumb” gold diggers.
When the racially-charged controversy was fresh, Eminem made things worse for himself by issuing a statement where he explained that he made the mixtape out of “anger, stupid and frustration” as a teenager and that the music did not reflect an accurate portrayal of his character and how he views race and women a decade later.
In the statement addressing the situation, an apology directed specifically to women in the Black community was nowhere to be found, therefore further disregarding the feelings of Black women in a way that is just as upsetting 13 years later as it was then.
Two weeks after nonstop criticism following his initial response to the undeniably and inexcusably racist freestyle, the rapper finally apologized, saying, “While I think common sense tells you not to judge a man by what he may have said when he was a boy, I will say it straight up: I am sorry I said those things when I was 16.”
Needles to say, a photograph of Black women in the company of a white emcee who once rapped the words, “Blacks and whites they sometimes mix/But Black girls only want your money 'cause they're dumb chicks” isn’t going to go over well. Not in 2003 and definitely not now.
Take a look at the understandably emotional comments in response to the photo below.
(Photo: Chris Connor / WENN)