Did Peter Rosenberg dis Eminem?
If Peter Rosenberg didn’t want people to think he’s dissing Eminem, why did he make a song dissing Eminem? It’s a good thing he doesn’t have to worry about Em retaliating.
A few people hit me up about “Em Is Over” yesterday on the late, great Twitter, because they know my history with Peter Rosenberg. Nullus. In a post, a while back, about Busta Rhymes’ “A-rab Money,” I mentioned how it was ironic that Peter Rosenberg was making light of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, during Israel’s horrific attack on Gaza, when his father is a high-ranking member of the Israel lobby. The younger (but somehow balder) Rosenberg tried to claim this isn’t true, but I proved, using the world’s most accurate encyclopedia, that it is. (If you can’t find any of this in this site’s archives, I’m sure it’s due to some technical glitch.)
I figured it was probably just some dumb joke from his morning show on Hot 97, but I had a listen, and I was like, Damn, they really went in. They called the guy white trash, and a closet case. They told Nick Cannon, who supposedly knows Karate, to kick his ass. They even dragged his kids into it. I bookmarked the video and figured I’d do a post today or tomorrow about how Eminem should get in Peter Rosenberg’s ass (no fishsticks), but he probably won’t, because his manager, Paul Rosenberg (supposedly no relation to Peter), owner of RapPravda, wouldn’t allow him to.
I was gonna tie it into how Em never did dis Asher Roth for jacking his steez, (kinda) dissing him on “As I Em,” and just generally being an embarrassment to white rappers, and yet, he’s somehow found the time to make not one, but two songs about Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. It used to be, Eminem would pick a fight with every white rapper in the game, just to impress his black friends. Now, here’s a white rapper with an entire song about Eminem on his album, and Em doesn’t have shit to say, other than a few compliments in XXL, and then again in a video on this site. The fuck? Clearly, shenanigans were involved.
I checked Twitter again, a while later, because what else am I gonna do, and I saw Peter Rosenberg was conducting damage control, with a series of tweets (my bad) about how people couldn’t possibly think “Em Is Over” was serious. The rest of the Internets must have heard it and had the same reaction I did, and so Rosenberg was afraid Em might pwn him the same way he did Mariah and Nick Cannon, i.e. harder than a motherfucker, even though he knew good and well his cousin Paul would never allow that to happen. But he probably didn’t check with Paul (I could have given him Paul’s cell) before he went in. Otherwise, this wouldn’t have been an issue.
Rosenberg also put up a post on his blog, about how he couldn’t believe people were taking “Em Is Over” seriously, and how he thought Eminem might actually like it. Then my old pal eskay posted a link to it in his sidebar, to help get the word out. Whether he was ordered to, or if he just did so out of the kindness of his heart, I’m not sure. But I couldn’t help but be reminded of when he refused to report on Asher Roth’s Don Imus moment, on the outside chance it was the was the work of a haX0r (perhaps the same haX0r who killed Twitter today). And now here he is running the interference for Roth’s best friend forever, Peter Rosenberg. Coincidence? Nah, right?