Chris Kirkpatrick talks about getting dissed by Eminem.
Chris Kirkpatrick, one of the members of the boy band NSYNC recently sat down with Chris Van Vliet for an interview on his podcast. On the show, he was asked about his reaction to getting dissed by Eminem on the 2002 song “Without Me“.
Do you realize that you really made it when you become an Eminem lyric?
Yeah, either you really made it or now you’ve got beef with somebody that you look up to and you’re like what the, what happened here. At first, I was kind of freaked out and then of course nowadays I think It’s amazing because that song is one of my favorite songs, and then to have my name in it too. It’s just like I did something right or wrong.
When did you first find out about that?
We were in Miami doing a show, we were on the bus coming back from Orlando on the bus and I started getting all these text messages and everybody was like Yo have you heard the new Eminem song, he makes fun of you in it and I’m like yeah well he always does and sync rhymes with everything. They’re like no you, I’m like what do you mean me, they say Chris Kirkpatrick. I’m like he says Chris Kirkpatrick in a song, what the hell rhymes with it. And then I heard ‘get your a** kicked’ and I’m like oh yeah I guess that does rhyme.
Did you ever talk to Eminem after that, you guys would cross paths a lot you’d be at the same Award shows.
Yeah, we did but I never got a chance to meet him. For me it’s kind of the ultimate flattery because like I said, I worship, Eminem is one of my favorite artists and I’ve always been a big fan and It was just to be in the song, whether or not he wants to kick my a** that’s fine but to be in the song was just… If he really hates me then did the absolute opposite of what he should’ve done to get me back. Eminem was like the crocodile hunter, he liked the controversy he liked to get in with crocodiles and that’s why people listen to him and he’s got great music.
Check out his interview below.