Kill You

Kill You

Eminem

“Kill You” is the opening track to the album, and is a lyrical tirade against Kim, Debbie Mathers, girlish rappers and women in general. The call-and-response part after the hook is a highlight of any given Eminem concert.

Em wrote in Angry Blonde:

I wanted to start the album with that song because everybody in the press was like ‘'what’s he gonna rap about? He’s not miserable anymore.“ … The whole idea of this song was to say some of the most fucked-up shit. Just to let people know that I’m back. That I didn’t lose it. That I wasn’t compromising nothing and I didn’t change. If anything…I got worse.

Lynne Cheney, the Second Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009, called for age-restrictions on music sales after citing lyrics from “Kill You.” She was very vocal against Eminem, and this song in particular.