Eminem apologizes to Rihanna on new album track

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Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated on several tracks in the past (archive photo).
Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated on several tracks in the past (archive photo).  © Wikimedia Commons/Noura

The Grammy and Academy Award-winning hip-hop icon has not only released an unexpected new album, he also issued a mea culpa to Rihanna.

In the Side B companion to his 11th studio album, Music to Be Murdered By, Eminen offers an apology to the chart-topping music sensation and fashion mogul, on the new track titled Zeus.

He expressed sorrow for the decade-old lyrics about Chris Brown that leaked in 2019. In them, the rapped sided with Brown – who pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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In Zeus, Eminem expresses his regret. “But, me, long as I re-promise to be honest/ And wholeheartedly, apologies, Rihanna,” he raps. “For that song that leaked, I’m sorry, Ri/ It wasn’t meant to cause you grief. Regardless, it was wrong of me.”

The Detroit native dropped Music to Be Murdered By – Side B, at midnight as Thursday turned to Friday.

The opus is co-produced with his longtime collaborator Dr. Dre and also features DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sly Pyper.

The Slim Shady lyricist previously took a surprise-release approach to his last two albums: Music to Be Murdered By in January and Kamikaze in 2018.

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