With the release of 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'. Eminem has launched himself right back into the spotlight: but many people continue to be appalled by some of his misogynistic lyrics. We look back at some of his best and most controversial rhymes. To start with, from 'So Far': "I'd count my blessings, but I suck at math".
From 'The Real Slim Shady': "It's funny; cause at the rate I'm going, when I'm 30 / I'll be the only person in the nursing home flirting / Pinching nurse's asses when I'm jacking off with Jergens / And I'm jerking but this whole bag of Viagra isn't working"
From 'If I Had': "I'm tired of motherfuckers spraying shit and darting off / I'm tired of jobs starting off at $5.50 an hour / Then this boss wonders why I'm smarting off / I'm tired of being fired every time I fart and cough"
From 'Cum on Everybody': "I tried suicide once and I'll try it again / That's why I write songs where I die at the end"
From 'My Mom': "Valium was in everything, food that I ate / The water that I drank, fucking peas on my plate / She sprinkled just enough of it to season my steak / So every day I'd have at least three stomach-aches"
From 'The Real Slim Shady': "Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his raps to sell records / Well, I do; so fuck him and fuck you too / You think I give a damn about a Grammy / Half of you critics can't even stomach me, let alone stand me"
From 'Insane': "Fuck a little puppy, kick the puppy while he's yelpin’ / (Shady, what the fuck you saying?) I don't know - HELP ME! / What the fuck's happening?! I think I'm fucking MELLLTING!"
From 'Insane': "…stuck the baseball in the slingshot / Then the aimed at his own face, let the thing pop / Took his eye out, picked it up and played ping-pong / Then he played ping-pong with his own ding-dong / That motherfucker's got nuts like King Kong"
From 'My Name Is': "My brain's dead weight, I'm trying to get my head straight / But I can't figure out which Spice Girl I want to impregnate"
From ‘A Kiss’ ft. Royce da 5’9: "These bells are my mating call, and I'm here bell's waiting / And tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office / She's still a male lady"
From 'Still Don’t Give A Fuck': "I wanted an album so rugged nobody could touch it / Spend a million a track and went over my budget / Now how in the fuck am I supposed to get out of debt? / I can't rap anymore - I just murdered the alphabet"
From 'Without Me': "Though I'm not the first king of controversy / I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley, to do Black Music so selfishly / and use it to get myself wealthy"
From 'My Name Is': "When I was little I used to get so hungry I would throw fits / How you gonna breast feed me mom? (Wah!) / You ain't got no tits! / Ninety-nine percent of my life I was lied to / I just found out my mom does more dope than I do"
From 'Just Don’t Give a Fuck': "You wacker than the motherfucker you bit your style from / You ain't gonna sell two copies if you press a double album"
From 'Forgot About Dre': "And when the cops came through / Me and Dre stood next to a burnt down house / With a can full of gas and a hand full of matches / And still weren't found out"
From 'I’m Back': "So I just, throw up a middle finger and let it linger / Longer than the rumor that I was sticking it to Christina"
From 'I’m Back': "Cause if I ever stuck it to any singer in showbiz / It'd be Jennifer Lopez and Puffy you know this / I'm sorry Puff but I don't give a fuck if this chick was my own mother / I still fuck her with no rubber and cum inside her / And have a son and a new brother at the same time / And just say that it ain't mine
From 'Marshall Mathers': "My fucking bitch mom's suing for ten million / She must want a dollar for every pill I've been stealing / Shit, where the fuck you think I picked up the habit / All I had to do was go in her room and lift up her mattress"
From 'Under the Influence' ft. D12: "So when you find yourself wrapped up in the blinds, hurting / Cause once you're hung from the drapes, it's curtains"
From 'So Far': "Went to Burger King, they spit on my onion rings / I think my karma is catchin' up with me"
From 'Underground': "Cut your fucking head off and ask you where you're headed off to"
From 'Business': "They make it all up, there's no such thing / Like a female with good looks who cooks and cleans"
From 'Still Don’t Give A Fuck': "Buy your mom a shirt with a Slim Shady iron-on / And the pants to match ("Here momma try em on") / I get imaginative with a mouth full of adjectives, a brain full of adverbs, and a box full of laxatives / (Shittin on rappers) Causin hospital accidents / God help me before I commit some irresponsible acts again"
From 'Don’t Approach Me' with Xzibit: "And I'm the bad guy, cause I don't answer my door like, hey, hi / You guys wants some autographs, okay, form a straight line"
From 'Lady' with Obie Trice: "Cause you may think you want it, then you want me, then you get me / Then you got me and you're fucked cause you'll be stuck with me"