In a recent episode of Joe Budden’s podcast, controversial pan-Africanist Dr. Umar Johnson stirred controversy by asserting that Eminem, due to his white skin, cannot be regarded as the greatest rapper of all time.
The discussion, now making waves in hip-hop circles, delved into Johnson’s views on whites participating in Black culture, particularly within the realm of hip-hop.
During the podcast, Johnson expressed his belief that allowing whites, including Eminem, to engage in Black culture, specifically hip-hop, is detrimental to African-Americans and lacks reciprocity.
When questioned by Joe Budden about Eminem’s standing as one of the greatest MCs, irrespective of race, Johnson launched into a tirade, contending that Caucasians should not be elevated to the pinnacle of achievements in areas traditionally associated with Black culture, such as rap music.
In a bold statement, Johnson argued that positioning Eminem at the top of the hip-hop hierarchy is a form of “white supremacy.” Joe Budden appeared to disagree with this perspective, leading to a spirited exchange of opinions on the matter.
The discussion raises questions about Eminem’s stance on the issue, particularly considering his ties to Joe Budden and Slaughterhouse. The rapper’s reaction to such sentiments, especially given recent diss controversies, remains to be seen.