Justin Bieber claims Eminem 'doesn't understand' rap's younger generation

'I just like Em’s flow but don’t like that he’s dissing new rappers,' says Bieber

Clémence Michallon
New York
Wednesday 01 May 2019 20:50
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Justin Bieber attends the John Elliott front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on 6 September, 2018 in New York City.
Justin Bieber attends the John Elliott front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on 6 September, 2018 in New York City.

Justin Bieber has claimed that Eminem doesn’t “understand” rap’s newer generation, in reaction to Eminem’s previous criticism of younger rappers.

The 25-year-old Bieber made the comment on his Instagram story after sharing a screenshot of his phone screen with Eminem’s “The Ringer” from the album Kamikaze playing.

In the tune (and on the rest of the album), Eminem takes jabs at several of his fellow rappers, such as Lil Xan, Lil Pump and Lil Yachty.

One specific line goes "I can see why people like Lil Yachty, but not me though." Eminem also raps: "Lil Pump, Lil Xan imitate Lil Wayne."

“I just like Em’s flow but don’t like that he’s dissing new rappers,” Bieber wrote. “I like the new generation of rap he just doesn’t understand it.”

Eminem, 46, released Kamikaze as a surprise in August last year. The album was certified platinum later in 2018.

Combined with Eminem’s back catalogue, Kamikaze made him the top album seller of the year.

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Biebers’ most recent album, Purpose, dates back to 2015. The singer appeared to tease possible new music with Ed Sheeran in recent social media posts.

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