Lil Nas X has absolutely destroyed an Eminem stan’s cringe-worthy rap on TikTok.
The video is the latest in a TikTok ‘war’ between “Gen Z” and Millennials, which all started after younger users dove into Eminem’s back catalogue and realised how problematic he is.
Gen Z declare Eminem cancelled, inspiring one Eminem stan to throw down a now-infamous rap laughing in the face of critics.
i am losing it to be quite frank pic.twitter.com/pKUGFluxlb
— jodran (@femcelgirlboss) March 2, 2021
Now, Lil Nas X has stepped into the ring to join the generational battle. But he has not picked a side on whether or not Eminem should be cancelled. Instead, he poked fun at the millennial rapping to prevent Slim Shady from being cancelled.
In some of the hardest bars TikTok has seen yet, Lil Nas X said: “Generation Z wants to cancel Eminem? / Generation Z wants to cancel Eminem? / Yeah, listen up, Generation / Z, you’re a generation of Z / Z, generation of Z.”
♬ CALL ME BY YOUR NAME BY LIL NAS X – not lil nas x
Eminem seemingly responded to the rumours of his ‘cancellation’ by dropping a lyric video for his new song “Tone Deaf”. He posted the video on Twitter on Friday (5 March).
In the song, he promises that he “won’t stop even when my hair turns grey (I’m tone-deaf)/ Cause they won’t stop until they cancel me”.
“I won’t stop even when my hair turns grey (I’m tone-deaf) / ‘Cause they won’t stop until they cancel me” #ToneDeaf lyric video up on my channel- https://t.co/kd4Iw5j9TI pic.twitter.com/nw1Q2eUyzN
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 5, 2021
In an interview with Complex in January, Eminem claimed people tried to cancel him “literally like every f*****g every other day”. He continued: “I’m cancelled for whatever the f**k it was.”
Eminem said he could understand some of the criticism lobbed at him, but he said for the most past it was people who “just sit online” and “feel like they need to b***h about whatever it is to feel like they’re part of something”.
Lil Nas X, meanwhile, is gearing up to release his new single “Montereo (Call Me By Your Name)” after teasing it for approximately 1,000 years.