RAP superstar Eminem has come under fire for defending Chris Brown’s assault on Rihanna in a leaked track from 2009.
The star, real name Marshall Mathers, says “of course I side with Chris Brown, I’d beat a b***h down, too” in the tape that has been shared on Reddit.
Eminem has horrified fans after a leaked audio tape reveals he defended Chris Brown’s assault on Rihanna[/caption]
Insider reports the leaked track had been originally recorded for Eminem’s 2009 album, Relapse.
It was eventually released by rapper B.o.B in 2011 under the title It Gets Worse, with no mention of Chris and Rihanna.
However, Eminem disses Natasha Bedingfield, Dakota Fanning and Angelina Jolie among others.
Chris was arrested in 2009 as an image of his girlfriend, swollen and bruised, after the attack was released and shocked the world.
The pair dated from 2008-2009, having been friends before they became romantically involved.
On the night of the assault, they attended a pre-Grammy party the pair argued in their car on the way home.
After battering Rihanna, Chris was charged with felony assault and accepted a plea deal, which included five years probation and domestic violence counselling.
Meanwhile a year later, Eminem collaborated with Rihanna on Love The Way You Lie in 2010.
The Detroit rapper also released The Monster with Rihanna on his album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 in October 2013.
The leak comes as a new book revealed Eminem nearly died from a drugs overdose and was taking “up to 30 Vicodin a day” before being saved by showbiz pal Elton John.
He was even rushed to the hospital two hours away from death after consuming the equivalent of “four bags of heroin.”
Eminem nearly died from an overdose after downing dozens of prescription drugs[/caption]
Elton John has told in the past how he has helped the US rap superstar[/caption]
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The startling claims about the 15-time Grammy award winner are made in a new biography obtained by DailyMail.com.
Author Anthony Bozza tells in his book ‘Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem’ that the star was consuming vast amounts of Vicodin – an opioid painkiller.
However, the Detroit born rapper and actor then reached out to pop legend Elton who came to his rescue.
At one stage the Detroit-born rapper was two hours from death[/caption]
Elton’s mentoring developed a close friendship between the artists[/caption]