So much for that "Ebony and Ivory" stuff. At least as far as Stevie Wonder and Eminem go.
Speaking to Billboard magazine, Wonder comes to the defense of old Motown roster mate Michael Jackson, saying he was "disappointed" Em mocked Jackson's child-molestation allegations in the rapper's video for "Just Lose It."
"Kicking someone when he's down is not a good thing," Wonder tells Billboard. "I have much respect for his work...ut I was disappointed that he would let himself go to such a level.
"He has succeeded on the backs of people predominantly in that lower pay bracket, people of color. So for him to come out like that is bull----."
Jackson has publicly complained about the "Just Lose It" clip, in which Eminem frolics with kids on a bed. BET banned the video upon its release out of deference for Jackson, but the video--which also pokes fun at Madonna, MC Hammer, Pee-wee Herman and his 8 Mile self, among others--remains in rotation on MTV.
Written by: Charlie Amter