Eminem is uncharacteristically backing down from his perceived diss against Diddy’s Revolt TV in a leaked verse.
Em broke his silence yesterday, revealing that he had no beef with Revolt and it was not his intention to attack the black-owned company during these times.
“I agree with Revolt…this is an unnecessary distraction,” his statement began. “I never meant for that verse to be heard, I was heated in the moment and thought better of it and decided to pull it back. Stuff that I never intended to release continues to leak from the huge WeTransfer hack. I don’t have any issues with Revolt…I’d actually welcome the opportunity to work with them on some positive things and turn this in a different direction.”
The recently leaked verse was from an unreleased version of Conway The Machine’s track “Bang.” In it, Eminem took shots at the Diddy-founded network — “Yeah, shout to Puffy Combs, but fuck Revolt,” he is heard rapping. “Y’all are like a fucked up remote/Now I get it why our button’s broke.”
Revolt quickly responded to the leaked bars, firstly with an Instagram post that simply read, “Fuck you too Eminem.” In a lengthier statement to Billboard, the company explained why Em’s diss was especially problematic.
“REVOLT is a BLACK media company, owned by a Black entrepreneur, with a majority Black team – that is authentic and real about this. With the immediate need for REVOLT to use our platform for the important issues regarding social justice, equality, and ensuring continuing to be the outlet – across ALL OUR PLATFORMS, we’re doing important work. Eminem trying to come for us is an unneeded distraction. It is not OK.”