All the Celebrity References on Eminem’s New Side B Album: Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Drake & More

Craig McDean*


Eminem surprised fans on Friday (Dec. 18) when he unveiled the deluxe version of his Music to be Murdered By album.

The 16-track "B Side" of his 11th studio album checks off all the boxes for a classic Em compilation: clever word play, stirring beats and, of course, a number of celebrity references.

From dissing his past feuds with Machine Gun Kelly, Bon Iver, Ja Rule and Snoop Dogg to apologizing to Rihanna for taking Chris Brown's side in the 2009 assault case, the rapper shouted out plenty of today's biggest stars.

We've compiled all of Eminem's references on Music to Be Murdered By - Side B. See them below.

Imagine Dragons ("Black Magic")

I been plannin' this day for weeks / But I can't tell if I'm 'wake or 'sleep / But if this is actually happenin', "sucker for pain" / I'm stuck in this radioactive pattern / But her by her motherf---in' hair's / All I "imagine draggin'" (Dragon)

Colin Kaepernick ("Black Magic")

She lunges, attacks, and scratches / But I ain't gonna stand for that s--- / Like Kaep for the National Anthem

Alfred Hitchcock ("Alfred's Theme")

Every line's obscene, pervertedest mind, got the dirtiest rhyme stocked / That's why there's parental advising (Visine) every time I drop (Eye drop) / So throw on the theme to Alfred, I'll channel him like the Panama Canal

Billie Eilish ("Alfred's Theme")

Homicidal visions when I'm spitting like this / But really I'm just fulfilling my wish of killing rhymes / Which is really childish and silly, but I'm really like this / I'm giving nightmares to Billie Eilish, I'm Diddy's side b----

D-Nice ("Tone Deaf")

But ever sincе D-Nice To Tha Rescue, feel a frеsh crew / I been a lab rat from a test tube

Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein ("Tone Deaf")

Does Bill Cosby sedate once he treats to cheesecake and a decent steak? / You think gettin' rid of me's a piece of cake? / I'm harder than findin' Harvey Weinstein a date / And that's why they say I got more lines than Black Friday

King Von ("Tone Deaf")

My enemies, I'm a chimney, give me the smoke, opps / And R.I.P. to King Von, and it don't stop, and I know not / What the f--- you say? I told y'all, it ain't me, it's my alter ego's fault

Bon Iver and Ja Rule ("Book of Rhymes")

It's Music to Be Murdered By, so Bon Iver can swallow a f---in' Ja Rule bobblehead / And die slow like Alzheimer's 

Nas, Tupac, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim & Eric B., J. Cole and Lil Wayne ("Favorite B----")

From Nas to Pac, Rak', Eric B. and Kane / But I know a few from this era that are lyrically insane / And although most are never gonna hit the level Cole or Weezy at / Or be emotionally attached to Yo! MTV Raps 

DJ Butterfingers, D12, Flavor Flav and Dr. Dre ("Favorite B----")

We'd crowd around the TV, Butter in his underwear and socks / When Nani was Kon Artis and Proof had his hair in locks / Yeah, back when Flavor Flav had us wearing clocks / Back when Ed Lover / When there was two Dr. Dre's, that's a paradox (Pair of Docs)

OJ Simpson ("These Demons")

Just cut to the chase like OJ / In his Bronco goin' up the roadway (Skrrt)

LL Cool J ("These Demons")

All I ever wanted's a rope chain / From the day I saw Cool J on Soul Train Now I got that Kangol, two cables / One yellow and white gold plated / Just to let 'em know I made it

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ("These Demons")

They bring my name up just to get ratings / It's like trying to choose between Bizzy, Layzie, and Wish against Krayzie / 'Cause I got a bone to pick and Slim Shady 

Carmen Electra ("She Loves Me")

Stepped in through Nani's dressing room, girl, you're stunning, I'd bet that you'd / Zap me if I was next to you, sparks'll fly, I expect 'em to / I'd be shocked if they didn't, 'cause you're Carmen Electra-cute

50 Cent ("Killer")

She yelled out it's her birthday / She's fifty and in the club / Then it comes on, that "In da Club" song

Tekashi 6ix9ine ("Zeus")

She says I am trash, but she listens to Tekashi (Damn) / B----, you lost me

Machine Gun Kelly ("Zeus")

She thinks Machine washed me (What?) / Swear to God, man, her favorite rapper wish he'd crossed me

Rihanna ("Zeus")

And wholeheartedly, apologies, Rihanna / For that song that leaked, I'm sorry, Ri / It wasn't meant to cause you grief

Drake ("Zeus")

I've seen the hugest debuts / I've had a great view to see the game through / And, Drake, they're gonna turn on you one day too

Chance the Rapper, Future and Migos ("Zeus")

They'll be calling you a trash bin / Sayin' that your new one isn't better than your last and / Even if it is, once they start to turn their backs / They ain't never comin' back in / They did it to Chance / Next they'll be mentionin' Future in the past tense / Or sayin' "Adiós" to Migos

Snoop Dogg ("Zeus")

I'm diplomatic 'cause I'm tryna be / Last thing I need is Snoop Doggin' me / Man, dog, you was like a damn god to me / Man, not really I had "dog" backwards