Eminem is a controversial figure in music and he always has been. Despite the controversy surrounding his name, Slim Shady has never been labeled as racist or even said the n-word on camera or in a song. Longtime rival of Marshall Mathers, Benzino, got his hands on an unreleased, and very old, Eminem song called “Foolish Pride.” That song includes some terrible rhetoric indeed.

VladTV recently spoke to Benzino who claims that he was given a song that features Eminem using racist language. That song, which Eminem recorded when he was a teenager, includes Slim Shady calling Black women “dumb” and “gold diggers” while talking about why he likes white girls better. Benzino discussed how he allegedly came into possession of that tape as he revealed that one person responsible for putting that tape in his hands took his own life later on.

“I’m in Puerto Rico while the whole beef’s goin’ on, whatever. We actually went and did our homework on Em. We was like, 20/20 investigations and sh*t.”

“We really kinda wanted to see where he was from originally and really do his homework on who Marshall Mathers really is. So, we found out where he lived, where he grew up.”

Benzino then revealed that he was told that three white kids were at the Source’s offices trying to sell tapes of Eminem and his racist rap.

“They call it the ‘racist Rap hour tapes.’ I jumped on the next thing smokin’, met with the guys… I was like, ‘Man, where’s the tapes at? How much y’all want for it?'”

“They were trying to sell the tapes for over a year,”

He paid them $15,000 for the tapes and claims that even if he wasn’t beefing with Em, The Source would have still paid for and released the tapes. Benzino then revealed that “One of the guys killed himself.”

Eminem issued an apology following the tape’s release. He said the song was, “something I made out of anger, stupidity and frustration when I was a teenager. I’d just broken up with my girlfriend, who was African-American, and I reacted like the angry, stupid kid I was. I hope people will take it for the foolishness that it was, not for what somebody is trying to make it into today.”

Watch Benzino share his story below and we have tracked down “Foolish Pride” which you can also give a listen to.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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