The star is forced to abandon the version of 'Hailie's Song' based around 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'...
EMINEM has claimed his new track ‘HAILIE’S SONG’ originally featured the vocal melody from THE BEATLES‘ ‘WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS’, but clearance difficulties mean it probably won’t ever see release in that form.
‘Hailie’s Song’, which sees Eminem sing rather than rap, is inspired by his young daughter.
Speaking to Rolling Stone in the US, the rapper claimed that the song was heavily inspired by [/a]’s seminal song, but he has now resung the track because of difficulties getting clearance on the first version.
Speaking about the track, he said: “I made it just for (Hailie). I’m singing on it…or trying to. I wasn’t going to use it, but I played it for a few people, and they really liked it. A few of them cried, actually, so I said, ‘Fuck it, I’ll put it out.’
“From what I understand, ([a]) heard it before he passed and liked it. I don’t understand the political side, but his wife has control of the music now, and she said no, so I had to re-sing it all and redo the song.”
Eminem‘s new album, ‘The Eminem Show’, is released on June 3.