In the XXL magazine on sale Dec. 7, Detroit rapper Eminem lets loose with post-election commentary (he voted for John Kerry) and offers a defense of his video mocking Michael Jackson, "Just Lose It."
"I'm disappointed and I voted for Kerry," Em said. "Hopefully (Bush) can live up to the promises that he made during his debates and all his speeches and all that and pull our troops... out of this war so that we ain't so deep into this... He started it, so maybe he knows how to get us out of it... I tend to not believe that."
Eminem calls the outcry over the video "blown out of proportion," citing others who engage in parody and asks why "things seem to be worse when I do 'em? ... I guess Michael's very sensitive and he probably felt like he got it the worst. I'm doing MC Hammer moves, the Pee-wee Herman thing. Obviously, this is a joke."