But the star has hit back at US magazine The Source, saying they have a vendetta against him...

An early tape of EMINEM’s early work has found him branded a racist by US magazine THE SOURCE.

The track, which was recorded ten years ago, contains offensive lyrics that magazine executive Raymond ‘Benzino’ Scott believes the star should be punished for, reports the BBC.

The tape was played at a press conference last night (November 18), where journalists were able to listen.Benzino says the magazine can prove the rapper is Eminem.

“The fact that he says ‘Black women are bad, white women are good’, I don’t care if he’s redeemed himself now, that’s not the message,” explained Benzino. “If that’s who he is, then he has to be held accountable for that.”

The magazine plans to give away copies of the tape with the February issue.

Eminem has also issued a statement. “Ray Benzino, Dave Mays and The Source have had a vendetta against me, Shady Records and our artists for a long time.

“The tape they played today was something I made out of anger, stupidity and frustration when I was a teenager,” he explained. “I’d just broken up with my girlfriend, who was African-American, and I reacted like the angry, stupid kid I was. I hope people will take it for the foolishness that it was, not for what somebody is trying to make it into today.”