Friday, December 13, 2002
The headline and the story in this story don't really seem to have much to do with each other. Yes, Moby insulted Eminem in an interview, and Eminem retaliated by insulting Moby in the song "Without Me, " with lines such as the following (warning: somewhat obscene):
"And Moby? You can get stomped by Obie*
You thirty-six year old boy fag, blow me
You don't know me, you're too old, let go
It's over, nobody listens to techno..."
*Obie Trice is another rapper, shown in the video picking up a meditating Moby and dumping him on the ground (a man in a rabbit costume then walks by and kicks Moby while a cartoon thought bubble saying "Nirvana at last!" appears).
However, Eminem never advocated violence against Moby. Furthermore, there's no evidence that these thugs were Eminem fans (I actually have both Play by Moby and Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP, so I can claim neutrality). What I think we've got is a case of a newspaper desperate for a story.
If you'd like to judge for yourself, the video can be accessed at the Eminem website, under the Audio/Video section (obviously, it's obscene, so you've been warned).