feud started at last year's Grammy's,
when Moby called Eminem ''a misogynist,
a homophobe, a racist, and an anti-Semite.''
Eminem responded with a few lines
in his recent hit ''Without Me,''
addressing him with the words ''you
36-year-old bald-headed fag, blow
me.'' Moby says he didn't take that
personally either, writing, ''I
think that Eminem is talented and
interesting, but I'm kind of stunned
at the anger that he has for me
seeing as I'd never met him up until
If Moby was worried for anyone's
safety, it was that of Triumph
the Insult Comic Dog, who was
talking to Moby just before Eminem
went to the podium, brushing aside
the hand puppet (and puppeteer
Robert Smigel), who tried to address
the rapper on his way to the stage.
Writes Moby, ''I was more concerned
for Triumph's well-being. If Eminem
wants to pick on someone, fine,
pick on me, but don't diss the
dog-puppet. Triumph the dog-puppet
is my hero. That's the sole reason
that I went to the VMAs. 'Cos
I love that little dog-puppet.''
Actually, Triumph was fine, too.
In a statement on his website,
the ''Late Night With Conan O'Brien''
regular says he was unharmed,
and adds, ''I only wish Eminem
could relax and enjoy all he has:
his unique talent, and his smooth
white hair, which brings to mind
a beagle's nutsack. He should
lighten up... I mean, my mom was
a bitch too, but I don't
go writing songs about it.''