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Eminem Rapped About Punching Lana Del Rey "Like Ray Rice" And A Lot Of People Are Upset About It

Fans and non-fans alike are calling foul on the violent lyric.

Posted on November 11, 2014, at 4:31 p.m. ET

In a recent freestyle video posted to Vevo, Eminem issued a line threatening to "punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice ... like Ray Rice."

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The freestyle, which features other Shady labelmates Slaughterhouse and YelaWolf, was posted to promote their forthcoming compilation project Shady XV.

Here's the line captured on Vine, and the isolated verse below:

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“But I may fight for gay rights, especially if they dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice/ Play nice? Bitch I’ll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance/ ’Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens.”

His Ray Rice mention is in reference to the former NFL player's assault of his then-fiancée Janay Rice and the graphic elevator surveillance of the attack that subsequently emerged, leading to Rice's suspension.

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The violent lyric's allusion to real domestic abuse has Eminem fans and non-fans alike calling foul.

What Eminem said about Lana Del Rey was so wrong

Queen@QueenHembahFollow

What Eminem said about Lana Del Rey was so wrong

10:24 PM - 10 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I've been a fan of Eminem for as long as I can remember but that Lana Del Rey comment is absolutely disgusting.

Yanibell@VIVALAYANIBELLFollow

I've been a fan of Eminem for as long as I can remember but that Lana Del Rey comment is absolutely disgusting.

1:30 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why would Eminem put lyrics in his song about punching Lana Del Rey in her face? (just cause it rhymed) If u have nothing to rap about STFU

keem kama@VIIXXIVXCIFollow

Why would Eminem put lyrics in his song about punching Lana Del Rey in her face? (just cause it rhymed) If u have nothing to rap about STFU

10:52 PM - 10 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I don't care how you feel about Lana Del Rey, Eminem is old, washed-up fucking garbage and glorifying domestic abuse in a rap is disgusting.

Jenna Calderara@jenraraFollow

I don't care how you feel about Lana Del Rey, Eminem is old, washed-up fucking garbage and glorifying domestic abuse in a rap is disgusting.

10:49 AM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Azealia Banks has come to the defense of Lana by blasting her former Interscope labelmate.

@LanaDelRey tell him to go back to his trailer park and eat his microwave hotpocket dinner and suck on his sisters tiddies.

AZEALIA ⚓️ BANKS@AZEALIABANKSFollow

@LanaDelRey tell him to go back to his trailer park and eat his microwave hotpocket dinner and suck on his sisters tiddies.

9:38 PM - 10 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Watch the entire cypher below:

View this video on YouTube

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Eminem's publicist declined BuzzFeed News' request to comment.

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