Video: Ass Like That
Director: Philip Atwell
Story: Triumph, dolls and lots of nice ass ;)
Eminem is sitting in the middle of the good-looking women dancing. And of course he doesn't hesitate to bring up various celebs in his lyrics. Puppet dolls supposed to look like Jessica Simpson, The Olsen Twins and Janet Jackson. Over all, there's a lot of ass shaking going on from real live persons and cute dolls. The video is directed by Philip Atwell who has worked with Eminem on at least nine of his previous videos, as well as with The Game and 50 Cent.
When Eminem's newest album “Encore” was released, if you asked on our forum members (most are Eminem fans) which songs would make video singles, most of them would answer “Definitely not ‘Ass Like That.’” Being Eminem fans and having followed his career however, we should've known better as “Ass Like That” is, in fact, his newest single (it's now May 10th, 2005) and video.
About the video, it begins with a red carpet scene with an assload of people getting out of the same limo. You can count at least five D-12 members, half of his entourage, including his body guards and sexy hoes, before Eminem emerges onto the scene. I don’t know what your experience was like, but even the poorest kids wouldn’t squeeze more than 8 heads in a limo to my high school prom (oh wait, I never had one..).
Mentioned scene is then followed by the usual red carpet interview scene, where we are quickly introduced to the video’s essence. Trying to answer questions from news media, Eminem is constantly interrupted by spiteful remarks from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Annoyed by Triumph constant remarks, Eminem takes care of the beef by beating the shit out of Triumph’s owner and taking the puppet from his hand.
From there on, we can see a bunch of hot booty dancers jiggle their jelly (Who wouldn't wanna tap an ass like that?), while Eminem continues doing stupid shit in this special episode of “Crank Yankers,” as Triumph’s puppeteer ;)
All this time, he's being chased by a white and a black cop who looks sometwhat like Samuel L. Jackson (with an afro, just like in Pulp Fiction), while he (as Triumph) takes stabs at R. Kelly, Pee Wee Herman and Michael Jackson by performing a series of lewd sexual acts (some of them with minors).
He also mentions how Olsen Twins, Hillary Duff and Jojo are too young to be making his “slinky go da-doing doing dooiiiiinggg,” which some people find disturbing and even offensive. I guess it's those same people who hate pretty much everything else that Eminem put his name under. It's those people who don't understand the deeper meaning of his jabs - I admit it, I don't always either, at least not right away - but at least I try to figure it out, as pretty much everything he says or does has a deeper meaning. Unfortunatelly some people don't give him enough credit and take everything for granted... Remember, it's not all black nor white, there's a lot of gray too.