12:37 PM EDT 07/10/2016
Originally posted 05/12/2009 05:45PM
Controversy is nothing new to Eminem. The rapper, who was on the receiving end of Nick Cannon's scathing blog post this week, has a long history of high-profile feuds with singers, family members and even a puppet. Here's a rundown of his most explosive encounters – do you have a favorite?
The bad blood started in 2000 when Eminem namechecked Christina Aguilera in his single "The Real Slim Shady," and stated she had performed oral sex on both MTV veejay Carson Daly and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst. "It's disgusting, it's offensive and, above all, it's not true," an Aguilera rep told the New York Daily News at the time.
Not to be outdone, Aguilera kicked it up another notch, recording a parody rap called "Will the Real Slim Shady Please Shut Up." She pulled no punches: "Little twit blasts me on his new CD. Why? 'Cause I turned him down for a date," she raps. "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."
Proving that no one is sacred in Eminem's world, the rapper has even feuded with his own mother. After several rocky years, it went into overdrive when he rapped about raping and killing her. The public disparage in 1999 led to her filing a $10 million slander suit against him.
Their fighting escalated through 2007, when Mathers released an explosive tell-all autobiography called My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem: Setting the Record Straight on My Life as Eminem's Mother.
Originally posted 12/19/2006 05:40PM
Eminem and Kimberley Mathers are divorced – again, a lawyer for Mathers confirms to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 01/14/2006 08:00PM
Love is (hopefully) lovelier the second time around for Eminem, who remarried his ex-wife, Kim Mathers, on Saturday.
Originally posted 07/01/2004 09:00AM
SENTENCED: Kim Mathers, ex-wife of rap star Eminem, will be spending at least four months in jail for having bolted a court-ordered drug treatment program, the Associated Press notes. Her full sentence is for a year, but after 140 days if she returns to a drug treatment program and completes it successfully, the remainder of her jail time will be suspended. Mathers is the mother of Eminem's daughter, Hailie Jade.
Originally posted 02/13/2004 11:16AM
Kimberly Mathers, who was sentenced to two years probation for cocaine possession on Jan. 21, was back in court Thursday after violating the conditions of her release less than a month after her hearing.
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