Eminem performed with LL Cool J at LL’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Detroit rapper is famous for wearing t-shirts with prints of his favorite hip hop classic albums when he appears in public. The Hall of Fame performance was no different.

Slim Shady rocked a shirt paying tribute to LL Cool J’s “Going Back to Cali” featuring the cover art from the single. The track was featured on the third LL record, “Walking With A Panther.” According to Eminem News, when HBO released the show, it appears the tribute was removed.

Trailers for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame special confirmed this report. The print from Eminem’s shirt has been scrubbed, appearing to be just a plain white t-shirt. It was a fitting tribute for a legendary performance.

It’s likely the producers of the show scrubbed the tribute because of trademark or licensing reasons. It’s understandable, but still a shame. It was one of the coolest details of the entire tribute to LL Cool J.


Meanwhile, Eminem himself became eligible for his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today. November 12, 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Shady’s debut album, “Infinite.” That makes him officially able to be considered for inclusion.

LL Cool J has stated that he believes Eminem should make it into the Rock Hall. With the news that he’s now eligible, it might happen as soon as next year. There may not be another more influential rapper in the modern era than Marshall Mathers.

What do you think of Shady’s shirt getting edited? Let us know in the comments!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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