'Movie about a white guy who stole music from black people': Trolls cite the 'irony' of Eminem track in 'Elvis’

Some of the top global artistes like Doja Cat, Eminem, Jack White, Jazmine Sullivan, and others will be featured on the movie’s soundtrack


                            'Movie about a white guy who stole music from black people': Trolls cite the 'irony' of Eminem track in 'Elvis’
Eminem and Austin Butler in and as 'Elvis' (Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images/[email protected]@WarnerBrosPictures)
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The ‘Elvis’ movie starring Austin Butler in the lead was all over the Internet on Monday, May 23 after fans got to watch its official trailer. Apart from the trailer, the line-up of the musicians getting featured on the soundtrack was also revealed that got the fans hyped.
 
Some of the top global artistes like Doja Cat, Eminem and Cee Lo Green, Jack White, Jazmine Sullivan, Kacey Musgraves, Les Greene, Stevie Nicks, Swae Lee, Diplo and Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., Alton Mason, Lenesha Randolph, Maneskin, Nardo Wick, Paravi, Pnau, Rufus Thomas, Shonka Dukureh, and Yola will be featured on the soundtrack. While a majority of music lovers were elated with the list, a few were shocked and upset to see rap icon Eminem getting featured in a movie based on the life of a Rock ‘n’ Roll legend.
 
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Fans upset over 'Elvis' movie featuring Eminem's track

Eminem took to Instagram on Monday, May 23 to share a snippet of his song from the movie called ‘The King and I’ that also features iconic musician CeeLo Green. Social media users were quick to call out the feature of the Oscar-winning rapper recalling how he took a dig at Elvis Presley in his hit single ‘Without Me’ while also impersonating him in the music video.
 
In the 2002 song, Eminem raps, “Though I'm not the first king of controversy/ I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley/ To do black music so selfishly/ And use it to get myself wealthy.” In 2009, Eminem apparently had a change of heart as he praised the late icon and appreciated Presley as a dancer after trying to imitate ‘Jailhouse Rock’. In an interview with Metro Times, Eminem stated, “I never was really an Elvis fan. I’ll tell you one thing, though. One respect I do have for that guy was that … Well, obviously he was a great artist, but I was just never really into his music.” He added, “I’ll tell you something-that motherf**ker could dance!” concluding, “When I was trying to learn that ‘Jailhouse Rock‘ s*** [for the ‘Without Me’ video], I was like ‘Man, this f*****’ guy could dance!!'”
 

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‘How you gonna put an Eminem song on an Elvis biopic?’

Reacting to Eminem getting featured on the ‘Elvis’ soundtrack, one said. “All the junk Eminem talked about Elvis now he wants to be apart of the movies soundtrack.” Another shared, “Putting modern music in a retro biopic is so un-immersive. Just look at the Great Gatsby.”  The next one posted, “Ironic that Eminem is on a soundtrack about a white guy who stole music from black people.”
 
Meanwhile, one person tweeted, “What the actual f*** Eminem and cee lo are doing an elvis soundtrack cut what brilliant multiverse are we living in??!?!” Another shared, “I like when ppl get mad about Eminem music being the same because it’s like getting mad at Weird Al for only doing parodies. You’re listening to Eminem it’s going to be Eminem songs lmao.” One asked, “How you gonna put an Eminem song on an Elvis biopic?”, as another concluded, “Mmm anyone would think that when Elvis was getting ready for a performance he would listen to Eminem's "lose yourself"’ adding a laughing emoticon at the end.

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