Eminem Takes Swipe at RuPaul and Megan Thee Stallion on New Single ‘Houdini’

Eminem is back with his signature controversial style in his new single “Houdini,” where he takes shots at stars including RuPaul and Megan Thee Stallion. This track, the lead single from his upcoming album, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce), both resurrects and seemingly kills off his infamous alter ego, Slim Shady.

Eminem Takes Swipe at RuPaul and Megan Thee Stallion on New Single ‘Houdini’

In a teaser for “Houdini,” Eminem calls magician David Blaine for help with his “last trick” to make his career “disappear.” Given the provocative lyrics, social media might indeed work overtime to see Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, canceled. Echoing his 2002 hit “Without Me,” Eminem opens with “Guess who’s back, back again?” accompanied by his manager Paul Rosenberg’s commentary: “Uh, I was listening to the album. Good f**king luck, you’re on your own.”

The verses of the song are where Eminem’s contentious nature shines. He makes light of Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting incident involving Tory Lanez, rapping, “If I was to ask for Megan Thee (what?) Stallion if she would collab with me, would I really have a shot at a feat? (Ha ha). I don’t know, but I’m glad to be back like,” referencing the shooting that led to Lanez’s 10-year sentence.

Eminem also targets RuPaul, commenting on the drag queen’s “big balls.” He raps, “They can screw off (yeah), them and you all (uh). You too, Paul (punk), got two balls, big as RuPaul’s (woah).” This line is likely to stir reactions among fans and critics alike.

The track doesn’t stop there. Eminem includes questionable references to the trans community, crossdressers, and even his own children. “My transgender cat’s Siamese (why?). Identifies as black, but acts Chinese (ha ha),” he raps, further pushing the boundaries of controversy.

Eminem’s children, including genderfluid Stevie Laine Mathers, are also briefly mentioned in the song and appear in the music video. Despite the backlash, Eminem remains unapologetic, reflecting on his earlier work criticized for homophobic lyrics.

Rumors about his personal life add another layer to the controversy. It’s reported that Eminem and his wife are allegedly living separately in LA and spent Mother’s Day apart. An insider told Entertainment Tonight, “Ben feels like Jen has a hard time feeling satisfied, and that’s one of the issues they’re facing. Ben is one of the only people who feels comfortable enough to be honest and real with Jen. It’s part of why Jen loves him, but also why she’s upset with him.”

Their differing attitudes towards fame further complicate matters. “They just have very different approaches when it comes to media attention. Ben hates all attention and it makes him very uncomfortable. Jennifer has always had a different approach,” the insider added.

Eminem’s The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce) is due out later this year, and if “Houdini” is any indication, it will be as divisive as ever.