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Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
12/11/2003 1:52:56 PM

Tags and topics realted to this article include Eminem and Benzino.

The fued between Eminem and The Source Magazine doesn't seem to calming down any time soon.

Last week, Eminem responded again to the racist accusations the Source is pointing out from the songs he recorded in his past.

Today, the Source Magazine has released another statement regarding Eminem's second apology. The Source is still maintaining that the tapes were recorded in 1993, when Eminem was 21, not 16 as he claims. The Source is stating that the actual Maxell tape that Eminem recorded direct-to-tape on is model XL II – 90, lot # J1920322. The Maxell Corporation of America’s Technical Support Unit has confirmed that this tape was assembled October 19, 1992.

Many people have been lending there comments toward Eminem's song.

"I feel that there is a huge double standard when it comes to mainstream media holding people that are not of color accountable for their actions," said Crazy Legs of the RockSteady Crew. "If this would have been someone of color, careers would have been lost by now. What Eminem has done is something that has to be taken seriously."

Grammy nominee Nikki Giovanni said, "I’m not a fan of Eminem and it was a profound disappointment. What’s the purpose of this boy who’s making a living off of a Black art form being deliberately insulting? He had to know that this was not acceptable and what he didn’t expect is that somebody would say something to him. Eminem and the white boys who want to do rap have to grow up. You are just not allowed to be a bigot."

The Inc. CEO Irv Gotti said, "I love Black women, I got a mother and five sisters, so I been around Black women all my life so I’m a defender of Black women…The thing that bothers me more than the actual tape was his comment…his comment was I was dating an African-American female at the time and it went bad and I was stupid for doing that and everything."

Furthur more, Source co-founders Ray Benzino and David Mays are inviting Eminem to have a discussion regarding racism in hip-hop. They have released the following statements:

Ray Benzino said, "Eminem has to stop hiding behind press releases and address the Black community. Trent Lott was man enough to appear on BET – Why not Eminem?"

Dave Mays said, "We invite Eminem to come to The Source for a roundtable discussion on racism and the Hip-Hop community…"

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