Lap rap spat latest
October 14, 2004 - 3:41PM
... threat to sue Eminem for ridiculing him in his new video.
Black Entertainment Television has reportedly banned Eminem's latest video Just Lose It after Michael Jackson complained about it.
The Detroit rapper dresses as the self-proclaimed King of Pop in his latest video, during which he jumps around on a bed with children, his nose falls off and his hair bursts into flames - which spoofs the Thriller star's accident on the set of a Pepsi commercial in 1984.
Jackson is furious about the video and is urging all television networks to ban it.
"Michael Jackson is very angry," says his rep, Ramone Bain, according to IMDB.com.
"He feels that Eminem has crossed the line. Michael is calling upon all networks to pull the video. Bob Johnson BET's founder and chairman has agreed to pull it. And that's an important audience for Eminem's material."
Eminem's lyrics include: "Come here little kiddie, on my lap. Guess who's back with a brand new rap? And I don't mean rap, as in a case of child molestation."
In light of Jackson's upcoming trial to fight child molestation charges, Bain believes Eminem has been "insensitive."
<font color="blue"> </font> Insensitive????? [img]images/smilies/headscratch.gif[/img]