Last last year, Eminem dropped the track ‘Campaign Speech’, which name dropped ESPN First Take host Molly Qerim in a very sexual way. Eminem raps:
“Molly, I’m gone off you Man, light some kush You’re my first take, I’ll nail you, Can’t lie, I gush, If I won you over, you would be the grand prize, I’m entranced by your looks, come and give the Shady franchise a push, You can get it in the can like some Anheuser-Busch, Jeans too small, least three pant sizes tush, Mushed against your damn side, your puss. And thighs are squished…”
Qerim is dating Jalen Rose, and not long after the track dropped Rose commented on it and excused Shady for saying shady things about his girl:
“Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time. He’s a fellow Detroiter. We are 100. That’s how we do it. She’s educated, talented, and beautiful—a public figure that’s doing a terrific job on a really popular show called First Take. So guess what’s going to happen? She deserves to have so many people giving her positive attention and props. That’s love!”
But what did Molly think? It’s been a while, but she finally addressed the track in an interview with Uproxx.
“When it happened, I think a few people texted me and they were like, ‘Eminem just shouted you out,’ or ‘Eminem name-checked you! And you know what my initial reaction was? I’m like, ‘Eminem knows who I am? Eminem watches First Take? That’s love.’ I’ve been a fan of his for years, for his music. I love hip-hop. That kind of tripped me out for a second.
“As far as what he actually said, I’m not going to get all beat and get all into it. I don’t think a hip-hop artist is going to say, ‘I want to take long walks on the beach with you. I’m just going to leave it at that, and that’s it. Not get all holier than thou, keep watching our show.”