One of the oddest pop culture rivalries is that between Eminem and Christina Aguilera. The singers openly attacked each other in 1999, and a lot of fans were left amazed.
At the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, Christina had to give her nemesis an award. At the time, it was considered an uncomfortable moment between the two. Christina presented an award to Eminem, who won it for the Best Male Video.
While the controversy between Eminem and Christina is over, fans on TikTok have been revisiting it over the past few months.
What Eminem said about Christina Aguilera in one of his biggest hits
This feud started in 1999 when the “Genie in a Bottle” hitmaker leaked information during her MTV special What A Girl Wants about Eminem marrying his longtime girlfriend, Kim, in a secret ceremony. Aguilera also talked about the consequences of physical abuse in relationships.
Needless to say, Em wasn’t happy with the pop princess airing out his personal business. So he went after Aguilera in the “The Real Slim Shady” with the lyrics: “Little b*tch put me on blast on MTV ‘Yeah, he’s cute, but I think he’s married to Kim, hee-hee.’ I should download her audio on MP3 and show the whole world how you gave Eminem VD!”
The singer denied that she was ever romantically involved with the 8 Mile star. But that’s not the only time the songbird felt his wrath. The hip-hop artist also brought her up in “Off the Wall” featuring Redman when he rapped: “Causing terror to Christina Aguilera. When I grab her by the hair and drag her across the Sahara.”
What was Eminem and Christina Aguilera’s beef all about?
The infamous feud started in 1999 when Christina made some comments about Eminem’s personal life during the MTV special, What A Girl Wants.
She claimed that Eminem had married his longtime girlfriend, Kim, in a secret ceremony.
To add to that, Christina jumped the gun by dissecting some of Eminem’s lyrics indicating violence, which she claimed were also about Kim.
Eminem, predictably, was not a happy man. The Michigan rapper included some scathing lyrics aimed at the Latin singer in his mega-hit 2000 song, “The Real Slim Shady.”
Here’s how the lyrics go: “Little b***h put me on blast on MTV ‘Yeah, he’s cute, but I think he’s married to Kim, hee-hee.’ I should download her audio on MP3 and show the whole world how you gave Eminem VD!”
Eminem also brought her up in his song “Off the Wall” featuring Redman.
Christina, who had seemingly had enough of Eminem’s disses, wrote a song of her own, hitting back at the Rap God singer.
The star’s track “Can’t Hold Us Down” from her 2002 album, Stripped, features lyrics that read: “So what? Am I not supposed to have an opinion? Should I keep quiet just because I’m a woman? Call me a b***h cause I speak what’s on my mind. Guess it’s easier for you to swallow if I sat and smiled.”
After the contentious beef continued for a couple of years, it seemed like Eminem and Christina had buried their hatchet at the 2002 MTV Music Awards.
Despite their awkward moment on stage, NME reported that the two hugged it out backstage. But, this wasn’t the end.
Christina Aguilera and Eminem’s feud began when she commented on his marriage to Kim Scott.
So, how did Christina and Eminem’s feud start? It all went down in 1999 after Christina publicly discussed Marshall Mathers’ marriage. In her MTV special, What a Girl Wants, Christina said she heard a rumor that Eminem secretly wed his longtime girlfriend (Kimberly Scott).
Eminem eventually caught wind of the interview and retaliated through his song “The Real Slim Shady.” Article continues below advertisement
In Eminem’s song, he mocked Christina’s comments about his and Kim’s marriage and then accused the songstress of giving him “VD,” or venereal disease (another term for STDs). At the time, Christina told MTV News, “I just find what he has to say disgusting … just completely untrue.”
Two years later, he threatened to physically assault her in “Off the Wall” with Redman.
“Causing terror to Christina Aguilera,” Eminem said in the song. “When I grab her by the hair and drag her across the Sahara.” Article continues below advertisement
After the 8 Mile actor addressed her in the second tune, Christina responded in her 2002 song “Can’t Hold Us Down” from her Stripped album. Although she didn’t call Eminem out by name, she seemingly slammed him for his name-calling throughout the years.
“So what am I not supposed to have an opinion,” Christina sang. “Should I keep quiet just because I’m a woman? Call me a b—h cause I speak what’s on my mind. Guess it’s easier for you to swallow if I sat and smiled.” Article continues below advertisement
Why was Eminem mad at Christina Aguilera?
Aguilera claimed that Eminem had secretly married Kim Scott. The pop singer added that some of Eminem’s lyrics relating to violence were related to Kim. Eminem, who has a reputation for referencing his enemies through music, retaliated swiftly.
What song does Eminem talk about Christina Aguilera?
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For years, it seemed like the two had let things rest, but that changed in 2018. To fans’ utter shock, the rapper mentioned Christina once again in his freestyle track, “Kick-Off.”