There are a lot of major problems with Eminem‘s new single, but improper pronunciation of Die Antwoord is up there.
In his — I’m sorry, I love Eminem but — unlistenable song “Untouchable” he raps:
I’d rather hear ’em say ‘Die N-word’ than Die Antwoord / Ninja, now it’s better disguised banter
In Em’s defense, it’s not like he really dissed Die Antwoord, just pronounced the name wrong. The bigger offense — mentioning these badasses at all in the atrocity that is “Untouchable.”
Yolandi Visser, the other half of the South African rap-rave band, took to social media to clarify how to properly say their name. She made sure to @ Eminem.
Ninja got him back with one helluva freestyle line:
Eee-minem went to jail and got a bit of semen in his bum and was never seen again
I’d say they’re even now.
Die Antwoord’s Message for Eminem