Stray White Rapper News: Eminem’s Ex Tries Suicide, Vanilla Ice Throws Tax Rap Contest
by Ife Oshun ·
Eminem’s ex-wife Kim Mathers tried to kill herself recently when her twice-divorced ex-husband made fun of her (again) at a concert.
Kim was in the audience when Em took the stage with a hostile song dedicated to her. As he performed, he beat up a blow-up doll that looked like her before flinging it into the crowd. What took her over the edge was the crowd who, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, tore it limb from limb.
“Just seeing the crowd’s response and everybody cheering, singing the words and laughing and it just felt like everyone was staring at me,” she later said in an interview on an upcoming episode of the Dr. Keith Ablow Show. “I knew that it was about me and that night I went home and I tried to commit suicide.”
Long-time rap joke Vanilla Ice has teamed up with TurboTax for a tax season rap contest. No, really. According to cbs2.com, aspiring rappers can submit videos of themselves rapping about paying tax. No, really. The lucky winner is promised $25,000 and all entrants get a free copy of the TurboTax software. No, really.
Finally, blogger Carmen VanKerckhove explores the media’s alleged fascination with white rappers in her article “Are We Having A White Rapper Moment?”