Eminem has been in a rather cantankerous mood since his surprise album “Kamikaze” was released on August 31, 2018. The Detroit rapper has engaged in a rap feud with Machine Gun Kelly, released the “Killshot” diss track aimed at MGK, but others suffered collateral damage including Joe Budden and Diddy. Now the irascible Eminem is attacking music critics who did not have nice words to say about his “Kamikaze” album by taking out a full-page ad blasting them.
“Kamikaze” sold over 434,000 total album equivalent units in its first week, is No. 1 in 103 countries, including No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The surprise album was Eminem’s ninth consecutive No. 1 album in the country, tying him with Garth Brooks and The Rolling Stones for fifth-most entries to top the chart. However, not everyone was impressed with Em’s latest effort.
Many music critics handed out negative reviews on Eminem’s 10th studio album and lambasted the hip-hop artist for using a homophobic slur in “Kamikaze.” Eminem clapped back at critics who gave negative reviews by releasing a full-page diss ad in The Hollywood Reporter Magazine.
What the hell is a “The Hollywood Reporter Magazine?” This isn’t exactly taking a full-page ad in the New York Times. Never-the-less, Marshall Mathers brilliantly trolled critics all while marketing his new album. “NOT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!” the ad reads. “Thanks for the support assholes!” The ad also includes the impressive sales figures for “Kamikaze” with the background as the album’s artwork.
“Kamikaze” has a 62% metascore on Metacritic and a 78% user score.
“Kamikaze” is now available for purchase here.