Slim Shady definitely stood up Friday when he released a surprise tenth album, Kamikaze.
Eminem, whose 2017 album was dubbed one of his worst, decided to revert back to what made him famous in the first place: dissing the competition. Not only does the rapper come at celebrities of all statuses, he references events that happened in the last few years.
Most notably, a reference that appears to be about South Carolina's serial killer survivor, Kala Brown.
In the opening verse of the album's first song, 'The Ringer,' Eminem says "...I'm off the chain like Kala Brown."
Brown was held captive for two months by serial killer Todd Kohlhepp on his rural property in Spartanburg County. She was found chained up by the neck in a storage container two months after she was reported missing with her boyfriend, Charlie Carver.
She went missing on August 31, the same date Kamikaze dropped two years later.
Jenny Dial, Kala Brown's spokesperson, released this statement in response to the song:Hello,
Thank you for the concerns; we have seen all of the attention regarding Eminem referencing Kala in one of his newly released songs.
At this time, given we fully know and understand Eminem's style of rap music (it can come off a little unnerving) but she does not want to take offense or feel as if he is attacking her personally.
It was a clever line that ryhmed and we'd like to leave it at that. Everyone expresses themselves in their own way, and if anything, people will always feel a flash of Kala's struggle when hearing that line.
Jenny Dial Kohlhepp is currently serving seven life sentences for murdering Carver, another couple found buried on his land and four victims killed in the infamous Superbike Motorsports shooting.
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