Eminem first dissed the "Genie In a Bottle" singer in 2000 on his song "The Real Slim Shady."
Eminem came up through Detroit's underground rap battle scene, where MC's who spit the funniest, wildest rhymes reigned victorious. After his debut album Infinite flopped, he concocted the 'crazy' Slim Shady persona, who evokes the 'anything goes' battle rap mentality.
Ironically, that tactic turned Marshall Mathers into one of the biggest musical artists in the world. Today he still crafts cheeky bars about pop stars, but he's just as likely to collaborate with them.
It all started in 1999, when Xtina appeared on MTV and spread the rumor that Eminem was married to Kim, an ex he famously fantasized about murdering on The Slim Shady LP. So, on the smash single The Real Slim Shady, Eminem clapped back by sharing unflattering rumors about her.
At the time, Christina responded by calling Eminem's lyrics "disgusting" and "completely untrue." She added that she wasn't sure exactly what she had done to disturb him so much. Most of the disapproval rose from the violent nature of the lyrical content. The condoning of sexual assault was named as one of the main reasons for the critics' upset.
We all know Eminem has a love/hate relationship with Kim and it's stressful. I think he got annoyed at Christina laughing at it. His relationship is a touchy subject for him. If she dissed his hair or something, I don't think he would've cared but she picked the wrong thing to giggle about.
Did Eminem And Mariah Carey Date?
What Would You Do If You Met Christina Aguilera?