Moby Speaks on VMA Battle with Eminem
09/04/2002 AT 11:00 AM EDT
"The truth is I honestly, in all sincerity, thought that the whole Eminem thing was done in some semblance of humor until Eminem called me a p--sy (that was off camera) and then threatened to beat me up," Moby writes on his Web site. "Ah well."
When Eminem, 29, won the Best Male Video award Thursday night, the rapper taunted Moby from the stage, referring to him as a "little girl" and warning Moby (who wears spectacles), "I will hit a man with glasses."
Moby (real name: Richard Melville Hall), 36, states on his site: "I think that Eminem is talented and interesting, but I'm kind of stunned at the anger that he has for me, seeing as I'd never met him up until that night."
Not to be left out of this skirmish is Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, the trash-talking puppet who got a shove from Eminem at the awards ceremony. The cigar-chomping dog chimed in on his own Web site: "I would like all of you to know that I am fine, that the scuffle at the MTV awards involving Eminem, Moby and Eminem's trusty friend who threw my pooping paper in the air did not result in permanent injury."
As for some final advice for Eminem, Triumph said: "He should lighten up ... I mean, my mom was a bitch too, but I don't go writing sings about it."