Eminem’s been on a tear as of late. Everybody’s discussing his Trump-impacting BET Cipher this week, while gossipy tidbits about his very expected ninth collection keep on swirling. Presently, he’s flew up again on a vindictive pop-rap collab from P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma, out today (October 13).
On “Revenge,” Em and P!nk look for revenge from their awful, bamboozling exes. “I’m daydreamin’, given me a chance to tally the ways/How I’ll get you or how I’ll influence you to pay/Babe, I’m hurtin’ and now you’ll feel the same,” P!nk calmly sings over a bouncy instrumental that wouldn’t sound strange on early Eminem collections. The rapper comes in later with a strangely laid-back verse, rhyming, “So when you’re driving, heading to his home/And you pass me while I’m heading to hers/Just recollect, you undermined me first/You’re a prostitute, you’re a prostitute, this is war.”
“Revenge” takes after the pair’s past joint efforts: 2010’s “Won’t Back Down” and 2012’s “Here Comes the Weekend.” P!nk revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Eminem’s inclusion on “Retribution” was the aftereffect of some genuine fluid boldness.
“Max [Martin] and I began making [‘Revenge’], and I composed this rap,” she said. “We were drinking a great deal of wine, and afterward I went home and I figured more wine would be a smart thought. I messaged [Eminem]. What’s more, I stated, ‘You know I cherish you. I like that you work with a great deal of similar individuals, as Rihanna. She’s more sizzling than me, yet I’m more interesting. So I’m going for a rap Grammy, and I’d get a kick out of the chance to bring you alongside me.’ It was this long email, and he composed back immediately and just stated, ‘Affirm.'”
Eminem sent his verse back four days after the fact, and the rest is Grammy-yearning history.1 of 1