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Posted by Robert
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7/22/2003 5:43:05 PM

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Though Eminem has been protested and labeled homophobic and misogynistic, a recent survey conducted by New York based advertising agency Euro RSCG has revealed that Americans consider his controversial lyrics more truthful than George Bush speeches.

Em's latest props are the result of a survey in which Euro RSCG, polled 1, 016 American adults on gossip and trust among other things. According to the survey, 53 percent felt that young Americans deem Em's rhymes more credible than George Bush's lectures. Only 19 percent opposed the statement while close to two-thirds of the 18- to 24 age bracket preferred Slim over Bush. Still, age didn't matter much, 55 percent between 35-44 years-old also agreed that Em's lyrical content was more believable than Bush speeches.

Meanwhile Em found himself in competition with two former presidents on VH1's 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons list. The list, which includes actors, singers, athletes, authors, political figures and fictional characters, ranked those that have significantly affected popular culture over the years and are still relevant today. At no. 31, Slim is the highest ranked of six rappers on the list, standing one slot ahead of former president John F. Kennedy and one behind Bill Cosby. Robert Weiss, a VH1 executive who supervised the special told the Associated Press, "I really think pop culture is a moving target, and this list is very much about now in 2003. If we did a list next year, I think there'd be some changes to the list."

Other Hip-Hop artists on the list include Queen Latifah at no.199, Tupac Shakur, who surprisingly ranked low at no.174, Will Smith at no.100, Run DMC at no.71 and P. Diddy at no.35.

In other news, Eminem's next step might be in a WWE ring. However, don't expect to see Slim in a cage match. Em and WWE owner Vince McMahon have been talking about a forthcoming live performance on Monday Night RAW. According to, Em was recently on MuchMusic saying that though no date had been set he was looking forward to a RAW appearance.

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