Eminem Turns Down Madonna

Madonna and Eminem

Most artists would jump at the chance to work with Madonna, but not Eminem. The rapper passed on a potential collaboration with the Material Girl.

“I wanted to work with Eminem. I don’t think he wanted to work with me,” she told Rolling Stone in the magazine’s current issue. “Maybe he’s shy.”

When asked who she listens to today, she cited her collaborators Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. “I really, genuinely like the music of Timbaland and Justin,” adding that her son Rocco “likes anything that I did with Timbaland.”

The Queen of Pop also praised Timberlake’s songwriting skills. “Justin is a brilliant songwriter. I mean, ‘What Goes Around…Comes Around’? Brilliant.”



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38 Comments

  1. Giselle

    Only Eminem…

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  2. Jess

    @Giselle, LMFAO!! Only Eminem could do that.

    But i’m happy he did that. Keeping rap and pop seperate. And not confusing people into thinking that Madonna is a G or some shit. Keeping the order right.

    I love Eminem and the way he doesn’t need any other person to validate him or his music. He works with people who he wants to work with not with who people want to work with him.

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    Matt.Beezy Reply:

    @Jess, he’s a little to late to try to keep rap and pop seperate…

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  3. bass_man

    I chuckled a little lol

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  4. Doug

    He’s Eminem, What Do You Expect?

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  5. Toya

    Should we be surprised that Em turned down Madonna? She’s a pop icon. Em hates pop stars. Britney, Christina, ‘N Sync… Plus a couple years back she did say that rap music is crap music and just for fun made a rap song just to show how easy it was. After that, I doubt Em would want to work with someone that practically spat on the music he loves so much.

    To be honest, I don’t think a Eminem-Madonna collab would work. You can’t put the King of Rap in the same room as the Queen of Pop and expect things to go wonderfully. I mean Michael Jackson said she’s a pretty vile person. So if the King of Pop couldn’t stand Madonna, what do you think Eminem would do to her? If people see him as a terrible person for going after Mariah Carey, I can only imagine what they would say after news came that Em blew up at Madonna.

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    Matt.Beezy Reply:

    @Toya, whoa, whoa, whoa…king of rap? i think not.

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    Toya Reply:

    @Matt.Beezy,

    Sorry. Guess we frequent different blogs. All the hip-hop blogs I frequent classify Em, Nas, and Jay-Z as being some of the hip-hop gods of the last decade (not sure the hip-hop world calls the time between the late 90s and the present). He is definitely regarded as one of the greats regardless of what you think.

    Sorry to crush your bubble.

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    Bengerbop Reply:

    @Matt.Beezy,

    Yes, he’s the king of rap in all aspects. I don’t like elvis’ music, but that doesn’t mean he’s not the king of rock. And I know a few kids who hate Michael Jackson’s music, but that doesn’t mean he’s not the king of pop. Eminem has sold more albums, attracted more fans, and won over 140 awards including several with titles such as ‘best rapper alive’ and ‘best rapper ever’ You may not like Eminem because you’re interested in Lil Wayne or Souljaboy or something, but that doesn’t mean he ISN’T the king of rap.

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  6. Yan

    Eminem is not the king of rap. His music sucks nowdays.

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  7. Joyams

    Maybe he’s shy???? WTF??
    He just don’t wanna sing with you, bit*h
    Don’t think you’re such a good singer…

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  8. wizzy

    actually eminem would benefit big time by working with madonna. if only for the pubblicity that it would generate now that his career is not as good as in the past. and in fact i dont even think she would be interested to do anything with him at this stage.
    quite a few years ago eminem poked fun at madonna in one of his videos and madonna actually met him some time after. that was the time when she asked him to collaborate together. for a reason or another it didnt happen. still, dr dr sent her a demo but she didnt like it. even jay z asked madonna to sing with him for a track in the black album called justify my thug – a hip hop version of justify my love but she turned him down. eventually she let him use the song and some other vocalist sang her part.
    missy elliot worked with her in various occasions. timbaland and lil wayne produced music with her. and im not even mentioning all the hip hop artists madonna supported and promoted with her former record company maverick.
    she s undoubtedly the first female white singer to embrace street culture eg black culture. in fact people even thought she was a black artist herself when they were playing her very first tune on the radio.
    and im not even talking about her involvement with 2pac. check out their duet id rather be your lover!!
    to say madonna doesnt deserve a small place in the big hip hop world is ignorant to say the least!!
    peace

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    amanda Reply:

    @wizzy,

    Eminem and Madonna together would be like oil and water. They just don’t go.

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  9. Catie

    I think that would be going a little out of his comfort zone, haha. I think it would be an amazing collaboration though.

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  10. EDWARD

    dont stop music……goback doing some rock its will be good for u,stop rapping

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  11. jaelani

    hes shy to work wita girl :)

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  12. Maik

    FEMINEM is so pathetic!

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  13. Harvey

    I prefer the work Madonna did with Pharrell over the Timberland/Timberlake stuff. Pharrell and Madonna together is ill.

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  14. U_U

    She could have appeared on a chorus (like the woman who sang on Crazy in Love [which is wack as hell])…Too bad.

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  15. Pinoy

    Well Em ain’t got time for Madonna. Cause he is working with Dre on the most anticipated album Detox

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  16. A wise black man

    I don’t understand why people say em is past it or needs this collab.

    Relaspe is nearly double platinum, hes the most highest selling artist of the year. (my man Jay is catchin’ up tho)

    If anyone needs a fame boast, it’s mariah carey. She sold nothing comparison to em.

    Also, it seems eminem aced black thought & mos def in the cypher,sooooooooo… give the whiteboi the probs he deserves.

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  17. Enbie

    How hilarious would it be if Mariah and Eminem actually did collaborate, that would get the tabloids talking… not that that would ever happen lol.

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  18. frenchie

    thx eminem, dont work with her or with any pop artist, rap is rap.
    eminem shy? come on!

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  19. ASID

    YOU GUYS KEEP HATING….BUT THE TRUTH…..MADGE IS THE QUEEN OF POP..AND EMINEM IS THE KING IF RAP….HATERS GONNA KEEP RUNNING THEIR MOUTHS CAUSE THEY ARE JEALOUS

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  20. ASID

    lol…EMINEM IS THE HIGHEST SELLING MUSIC ARTIST OF THE DECADE…HIS ALBUM IS ALMOST THE HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR..HE WAS THE BIGGEST..IS THE BIGGEST..SO THE SMART HATERS CAN SHUT THEIR MOUTHS TOO

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  21. Madge rules

    Because he couldn’t mess with Madonna like he messes with the other people. He couldn’t push her around and talk about her. She’s larger than he would ever be. She would kill his career if he even tried to diss her. Also, he couldn’t hide the fact that he’s gay from her. She would ask him flat out.

    Eminem is over. He isn’t rap or hip hop. He was/is/ and always will be pop influenced rap.

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    Bengerbop Reply:

    @Madge rules,

    You’re obviously an ignorant fool. Madonna does have an impressive career as a music artist, but no one listens to her anymore. She hasn’t had a notable decent song in a while, and he already has dissed her back in 2002ish… And even after his 3-4 year absence he’s still the best selling artist of the decade. Eminem isn’t over, his new CD came out and made Double Platinum. He’s on a tour, working on a movie, comic book, and releasing a 2nd CD soon. Your brain is obviously screwy.

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    Hel Reply:

    @Bengerbop, Haha thank you! Yes he has dissed her! She doesn’t care. HE can mess whoever, whenever and he’s still HUGE! Madge rules doesn’t really know what he/she is talking about.

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  22. TIFFANY

    LOST ANY BIT OF RESPECT LEFT I HAD FOR MADONNA. MADONNA DID THAT TO TRY TO PISS OF MARIAH. SORRY MADONNA YOU NO LONGER HAVE THE LOOKS HONEY

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  23. first lady

    i think she should have never asked a lame.

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  24. lindsay

    we all know know who emenims fans are, trailer trash whiteboys that wanna be ghetto, just like him! white people support there fellow caucasion PERIOD. look at his video for sing for the moment, hes in concert and all you see is a sea of white faces, there aint no kind of black or brown. emenim appeals to white people and nobody else. and its whiteys who have made him what he is, even though he wishes it was black people.

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    Bengerbop Reply:

    @lindsay,

    So many things wrong with that statement I don’t have the time nor patience to educate your mentally handicapped mind.

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  25. WISE OLD BLACK MAN

    Linsay darling you’re full of shit! I’m a black man & guess what… I’m a Em fan!

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  26. Hel

    Hmm.. I understand why he wouldn’t want to work with Madonna. I’d think Madonna would be smart enough to realize that he just plain didn’t want to collaborate with her rather than to think that he was just shy. Or maybe it hurt her feelings that someone would turn her down, she is kind of spoiled.

    Also, I love Madonna. Like, LOVE Madonna but I can’t believe she called Justin Timberlake’s “What goes around… comes around” brilliant? I know he added a few more words, but hasn’t that saying been around forever? Just like “Cry Me a River”.

    I’m not bashing anyone. I like all three artists, well Madonna and Eminem anyway; I’m surprised from what Madonna said. Oh well.

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  27. Hel

    @Lindsay

    Wow, you’re so ignorant. Please think before you type anything like that again. I love Em and I’m Hispanic. Everyone loves and respects him, well, everyone either loves him or hates him BUT the point is that all kinds of backgrounds listen to him.

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  28. Anonymous Male

    He turned her down, huh? Funny, I heard Eminem had a crush on Madonna back when he was 11. Who wants to bet that back then he’d kill to do so?

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  29. ,

    hey guys? guys? u do know u look pathetic discussing who’s ignorant or pff

    look, eminem is a GOOD rapper, but he’s not a KING of rappers.
    all u wanna-be fanatics who think eminem’s a king of rap because u read his biography or sum shit or ONLY KNOW EMINEM IN GENRE HIPHOP, –wait scratchthat– possibly stretch out a little more and know jay-z and nas and all that but never gave a shit to listen to any of them,

    u guys r fucking retarded.

    don’t act like the world of hip hop revolves around eminem. u think he’s the best because he’s the only hiphop artist you know.

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  30. Aaron Saltzer

    Lady Gaga did too. This isn’t news.

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