“Shit, Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs / So I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst / And hear ‘em argue over who she gave head to first / Little bitch put me on blast on MTV / ‘Yeah he’s cute, but I think he’s married to Kim, hee hee.”
You know the lyrics. Back in the early 2000’s Eminem was the hottest property on the planet and the future of rap music. He was also one of the most volatile mouthpieces of a generation, and didn’t give the slightest shit about starting beef with someone. And while he has a huge catalogue of exactly that, a lot of people have no idea why he once dissed Christina Aguilera on his legendary track ‘The Real Slim Shady’.
The beef goes back to a 2000 appearance on Christina’s ‘What A Girl Wants’ MTV Special, where the singer chose Eminem’s ‘My Name Is’ as one of her favourite music videos at that time. However, instead of just leaving it there, she went on to weigh in on Slim’s personal life, something he was NOT a fan of. “I heard he’s married now. To the girl that he talks about killing on his record actually [laughs].”
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In an interview shortly after, Eminem said that Aguilera had used a rumour during the show to put him on blast, stating: “She heard a rumor. She didn’t know if I was married or not. She just heard a rumor and then put me on blast.”
He continued: “But I figured, ‘Well, fuck it. All right. Okay. I’m married. Okay. Whatever. That’s cool. But you said something about me, so I’m going to voice some rumors that I heard about you.”
It was from there when Slim released ‘The Real Slim Shady’ from his highly anticipated 2000 album, The Marshall Mathers LP, with THAT verse used to put her sexual relationship with Carson Daly and Limb Bizkit frontman Fred Durst on blast…
Aguilera’s camp were not happy. During an interview with the New York Daily News, a rep for the singer said: “It’s disgusting, it’s offensive and, above all, it’s not true.”
But that’s not where it ended, and shortly after, Christina decided to put out a parody of The Real Slim Shady, much to Eminem’s amusement. It contained lyrics such as: “Little twit blasts me on his new CD / Why? ‘Cause I turned him down for a date / As for the question of who came first, was it Carson daly or was it Fred Durst? / I’m sorry Slim, but this is gonna hurt / They both came closer than you ever will, jerk.”
LOL. It’s safe to say that Eminem won that war.