Eminem's Latest Lampoon: bin Laden
Eminem's latest shock trick: he's dressed up as Osama bin Laden in the new music video for his single, "Without Me," reports Reuters. The video debuted in Britain on the BBC's "Top of the Pops" Friday. The footage parodies a CNN news report, with a red ENN logo on the bottom left of the screen that mimics the CNN logo, and shows Eminem, 31, as the Saudi-born terrorist outfitted in combat clothes and hiding in a cave. (CNN, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL time Warner.) The musician's character is shown attempting to escape but is captured by a group of rappers before he breaks into dance to the beat of the song. The video also reportedly lampoons Elvis, Moby and Batman sidekick Robin, among others. Controversy, of course, is nothing new to the rapper. Only last month, Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers III) settled a lawsuit filed against him in Michigan by a man he allegedly threatened with a gun for kissing his then-wife, Kimberly Mathers. The rapper agreed to pay John Guerra $100,000 (less legal costs), according to the Macomb Daily newspaper. Guerra sued Eminem a few days after an alleged scuffle outside a bar in a Detroit suburb. Eminem was later sentenced to two years probation for carrying a concealed weapon and ordered to undergo counseling and drug-testing in connection with the incident. Eminem's third album, "The Eminem Show," is scheduled for release June 4, according to music news outlet Launch.
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