Moby is re-igniting his feud with Eminem.
The techno musician made headlines a few years back when he accused the rapper of promoting homophobia with his songs. Now, Moby is telling Eminem and anyone who promotes his “misogynistic” music: “you have blood on your hands.”
Moby’s outrage stems largely from a recent case in which an Eminem fan and impersonator recently was convicted of murdering a woman and stuffing her in a suitcase. The man had just finished a karaoke performance singing Eminem’s music. In his video, “Stan,” Eminem murders a woman he put in the trunk of a car.
“If a musician made a record wherein he talked about killing blacks and Jews would he get covered in the press and played on radio and MTV? If the answer is ‘no’ (as it should be), then why is radio and MTV filled with music that has lyrics about killing and brutalizing women and gays?” Moby asks on his Web site. “Any employee of a record company or journalist or radio programmer or MTV employee who has promoted and celebrated misogynistic or homophobic music should be ashamed. You have blood on your hands, and you should be deeply, deeply troubled at the culture that you’ve helped to create.”
More from TODAY.com
TODAY's Takeaway: Anchors reveal prom pics; staffers' kids take over
1. After TODAY producers surprised Tamron Hall by revealing her prom photo on Wednesday, we were inspired to collect #TODA...
- Surprise! Stranger captures sweet sidewalk proposal in 'magical' photos
- Girl hands her jobless dad's resume to Michelle Obama
- Size them up! Babies pose next to monstrous burritos
- Roaring guitars, purring pets: Who knew metalheads were so mushy about cats?
- TODAY's Takeaway: Anchors reveal prom pics; staffers' kids take over
Regarding the murder case, Eminem has joked that he’s “completely innocent. I should be cleared of all charges” and has said that the “hype” surrounding the case should be good for his career.
Tyra's first kiss
Tyra Banks has confronted her past.
The model turned talk show host discussed her first kiss — she was 13 — and it wasn’t pretty. “He tried to kiss me in the movies and he put his tongue in my mouth. It felt like a worm, like a slug in my mouth!” Banks confesses in an episode of "The Tyra Banks Show" airing today. “It was the most disgusting feeling in the world! And I was like, ‘I don’t like to kiss like that,’ pretending that I kiss all the time, I just don’t like it like that ... I couldn’t look at him after that and a week later he dumped me.”
Banks' kisser then walks on stage as a surprise guest. “Oh my god, I can’t believe it!” she said. “You know, you broke my heart!”
Banks also talks to Gavin Rossdale about his first date with future wife Gwen Stefani. “We went out for lunch...and as I was talking to her, I could see these red marks on her throat,” he said. “She broke out in hives!”
Notes from all over
Did Jessica Simpson go the collagen route? Some fans are saying that the singer’s lips are looking awfully pouty lately. . . . In a case of the acorn not falling far from the tree, Madonna says that her nine-year-old daughter is a diva. Madonna was asked at a Tokyo press conference if she’s encouraging Lourdes to become a star. “I don’t need to teach my daughter how to be a superstar; she’s already acting like one,” Madonna replied. “My daughter loves to dance. She studies classic ballet. You could say she’s a diva already.” . . . Speaking of divas, photos are circulating online of Mariah Carey and what appears to be her professional drink-holder, carefully adjusting the straw in a drink so the recently emancipated Mimi doesn’t have to.
Jeannette Walls Delivers the Scoop Mondays through Thursdays on MSNBC.com
© 2013 msnbc.com Reprints