] "What we heard back from him (Rosenberg) was that Eminem
] was fine with me having the parody on my album but said
] he was afraid that a Weird Al video might detract from
] his legacy, that it would somehow make people take him
] less seriously as an important hip-hop artist," Yankovic
] Yankovic said even though he didn't get to make the
] video, he's grateful Eminem let him use the song in the
] first place. "I'm grateful to Eminem; he at least let me
] put it on the album," Yankovic said. I have to say I'm
] extremely disappointed at the same time; frankly, this
] was going to be the best video that I've ever done."
Ok.. Thats it! Any cool factor capitol Eminem had is gone now. You don't dis Weird Al. You just don't. Its not allowed. Who was the last person to do that? Coolio? Where is his career now? The shitter. That's where. Concidence? You'd like to think so..
Even Kurdt Cobain, who was an unhappy-with-any-attention-manic-wuss, said he only realised he had an effect on music when Weird Al took on Nirvana.
This guy clearly takes himself a little too seriously. What was the last thing Eminem had all over MTV? That video with all the live concert footage, and the self-important-ego-overload thrust? His legacy? Look at the greats.. OD, blow your brains out, get shot by a fan, plane crash, etc.. All easy things to arrange. Just do something that ends tragic, when you are still young, in your prime, and in theory still have so much to offer the world with your art.. Its a good formula for a legacy. Tested and proven. Silver bullet.
Eminem says 'no' to Weird Al