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Monday, November 19, 2012

"I'm the butt police, and I'm looking at your rear (rear, rear)!"

Posted by on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Is Eminem's line in the new Rhianna song, maybe the dumbest ever?

Listen at the 2:39 mark...


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Window "pane" really could be the worst...
Posted by Kelly O on November 20, 2012 at 1:20 PM · Report this
"They said I can't rap about being broke no more
They ain't say I can't rap about coke no more
(AH!) Slut, you think I won't choke no whore
'til the vocal cords don't work in her throat no more?!"
Posted by Kelly O on November 20, 2012 at 1:19 PM · Report this
David Schmader 4
Sorry, the line about "guess that's why they call it window pane" in "Love the Way You Lie" is still much dumber.
Posted by David Schmader on November 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM · Report this
It's dumb, no question about it, but at least that line has a kind of goofy and honest (albeit juvenile) quality, and the his use of onomatopoeia to complete the rhyme is moderately clever. I would submit that " you get to watch to watch her leave out the window/Guess that's why they call it window pane" from Love the Way You Lie is about a million times worse, because it completely undercuts an attempt at genuine emotional weight with an awful, groan-inducing pun. Eminem couldn't hold off his impish urge to engage in silly wordplay, even when it was completely inappropriate for the emotional tone he was trying to set, and that line basically ruins the entire song.
Posted by highverbalfan on November 20, 2012 at 11:49 AM · Report this
geoff teardrop 2
Officer, arrest this ass!
Posted by geoff teardrop on November 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 1
The butt police do important work.
Posted by MacCrocodile on November 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM · Report this

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