In « Without Me », Eminem claims:
« So the FCC wont let me be or let me be me
It seems like Eminem is now too shocking for the average British viewer:
What a big joke!
Some BBC viewers have described Eminem as « lewd » and « offensive » at his recent performance on April the 9th.
I just wished people didnt push hypocrisy that far. Anybody who has watched Eminem on TV or listened to him in his interviews knows that Marshall Mathers provocative side is part of his personality.
So if you dont like the way he is and if you know that he might offend you through his attitude or his lyrics, why do you turn on your TV when he is supposed to show up?
You must have given Eminem a good laugh!
Obscene language is part of hip hop culture.
His lyrics are filled with obscene language. Eminems songs are played since 1999 everywhere on the planet, and in 2004 some narrow minded British citizens decide that he is too « lewd » during his performance.
Oh right, he has been warning you all the time in « Without Me »:
« So this must mean I’m disgusting, but its just me I’m just obscene »
Eminems political « incorrectness » has also been reproached to him and according to a corporate spokesman, “The performer had been asked to tone his act down after rehearsal but ignored this request during the live broadcast” .
What else do you expect from a politically engaged rapper?
Do you want him to act like some sugarcoated Black Eyed Peas member?
Slim Shady has already given a response to his detractors in his song:
« I’m like a head trip to listen to, cause I’m only givin you
things you joke about with your friends inside your living room
The only difference is I got the balls to say it
in front of y’all and I don’t gotta be false or sugarcoated at all
I just get on the mic and spit it
and whether you like to admit it [*ERR*] I just shit it
better than ninety percent of you rappers out can »
One reason why I deeply admire Eminem is because he has the balls to say what he wants to express, whether you like it or not. He doesnt care. He will say it anyway. He has offended you? He doesnt give a fuck.
I wish people could fully accept Eminem the way he is. His fans particularly appreciate him for being himself.
We dont want a sugarcoated and hypocritical Eminem. We like his offensiveness and we dont want him to change just to please a few old fashioned persons.
My advice to those conservative, narrow minded and old fashioned people :
« If you dont like Marshall Mathers, dont waste your precious time watching him.
But let Eminem be Eminem, for Godness sake. »