Eminem slams TikTok campaign dubbing his lyrics with Rhianna ‘problematic’

Eminem has seemingly hit back at TikTok users campaigning on the app for the famous rapper to be cancelled.

The 48-year-old Mocking Bird rapper is trending on the social media app after a series of his historic songs were highlighted as being very controversial.

TikTok reels showed Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, rap with Rihanna for their chart topping track Love The Way You Lie which was a global smash.

In the single, Eminem raps the famous line: "I know I'm a liar, if she ever tries to f***ing leave again, I'ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire."

TikTok users suggested that the lyrics 'glorify domestic violence' and have called the song 'problematic'.

Sharing the clip, one TikTok user wrote under the video: "Yessss let's cancel him."

Another commented: "No wonder I'm toxic, I grew up listening to this song."

"These lyrics would not get past the line today," tweeted another.

As the online fire raged on, Eminem took to his Twitter page to promote his new single.

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While he didn't mention the TikTok storm directly, many fans think the lyrics are perfectly timed to clap back.

He appeared to take aim at his trolls as he promoted his new track Tone Deaf.

He shared a clip from the track on his official Twitter page, in which he appears to directly address the scandal with lyrics which read: "I can't understand a word you say, I'm tone deaf. I think this way I prefer stay, I'm tone deaf."

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The lyrics continue: "I won't stop even when my hair turns grey, I'm tone deaf. 'Cause they won't stop until they cancel me."

Luckily for Eminem he had many fans who rushed to his aid to defend him as they dubbed him a "lyricist".

When the song first came out back in 2010, it was said by Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organisation for Women said Rihanna was "unwittingly glorifying domestic violence".

"She's narrating the story, and she's not judging it," said O'Neill. "And so she may not intend to be glorifying it, but she is."

Also in agreement was Marjorie Gilberg, executive director of anti-violence group Break the Cycle.

She told AP: "The danger is that pop culture defines our social norms.

"We don't want the message of this song to be that this kind of relationship is acceptable.

"So this song has to be viewed in the context of real information from adults, like parents and teachers."

Rihanna was famously a victim of domestic violence during her high profile relationship to singer Chris Brown.

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