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Eminem stands defiant in new music video

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Eminem has never been one to accept criticism without comment.

So it stands to reason the Detroit rapper would have something to say about a recent Tik Tok campaign to "cancel" him and his 25-year, Grammy Award-winning career.

In a new video for the song "Tone Deaf," Eminem takes aim at renewed slamming of his 2010 hit "Love the Way You Lie," a collaboration with Rihanna that some over the years have felt glorifies domestic abuse -- a song they claim ties into a career-long patter of misogyny in his lyrics.

In "Tone Deaf" -- from his latest album, "Music to be Murdered By -- Side B," Eminem dismisses their complaints, rapping that, "I can't understand a word you say/I'm tone-deaf/I think this way I prefer to stay/I'm tone-deal/I won't stop even when my hair turns gray/I'm tone-deaf/'Cause they won't stop until they cancel me."

The song also declares that, "You think getting rid of me's a piece of cake?/I'm harder than finding Harvey Weinstein a date."

The animated video, directed by Randy Chriz, is a kinetic, video game-style adventure that includes visual references to his pasts.

"Music To Be Murdered By -- Side B" was surprise-released on Dec. 18 as a follow-up to its predecessor, which was also released without warning last January. "Side B" adds a second disc and 16 more songs to the initial album. It debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

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