Eminem is deep in legal doo-doo. He faces felony gun charges in Oakland and Macomb counties and is being sued by a man who was the target of one of the gun incidents. His mother is suing him too. Debbie Mathers-Briggs claims Eminem defamed her, claiming she was a drug abuser and bad parent. Isn’t family great?
On the defamation front, Kid Rock is being sued by a former girlfriend who says he lied about her in the song “Black Chick, White Guy,” causing damage to her reputation. There’s more — former Rock manager Stephen Hutton is suing Rock for $7 million, claiming the rapper owes it to him.
Even the Insane Clown Posse is clocking in. John Cafiero, director of ICP’s film Big Money Hustlas, is suing the group’s label, Island-Def Jam, for $180,000. He claims he never got paid for the film; Island claims he went way over budget.
That’s just the legal stuff. There’s a ton of other bullshit including band rivalries, a tell-all book, custody battles and a suicide attempt. Stay tuned for the next rap.Larry Gabriel is a writer, musician and former Metro Times editor. Send comments to [email protected]