Following their crowning of Lady Gaga as the Queen of Pop, Rolling Stone has now named Eminem the King of Hip Hop!
….cue the drama!
Based on numbers and a myriad categories in which those numbers are calculated (sales, Grammys, followers, Billboard presence, airtime play, etc.), the facts are the facts.
But, just because a man is King doesn't mean he's everyone's favorite. While many agree with the honor, there are others who think it's just plain whack! ha.
And a lot of them are going to Twitter to express their discontent:
WalknbyFAITH003: @TheRealB965: Do you think Eminem should have been crowned King Of Hip Hop? No freaking way HOVA HOVA HOVA 24/7 365…
djsakir: Rolling Stone gets an epic fail for crowning Eminem the King of Hip Hop. #insulting
JordanO81:I couldn't tell you who "the king of hip-hop" is right now, but I'm damn sure it ain't Eminem. @MTV
However, as much negative as there is, we still found even more positive:
BornNRaisedNFLA: Hold On……So u saying eminem wouldn't kill Jay & Kanye If it came down to a rap battle to name the KING OF HIP HOP?
BiaBia22: Congrats @Eminem for being crowned The King Of Hip Hop by Rolling Stone mag. 9 whole pages! #nowplaying Criminal by Eminem.
2of5: Just found out my favorite rapper was named King of Hip Hop by Rolling Stone Magazine. Congratulations Eminem!! OK haters 1 2 3 GO!
bina_nubian:I dont listen to @Eminem 's music…I get lost in it. So much depth and emotion. King of Hip Hop was right…yall are sleepin #StayWideAwake
Coming in second place to Em was Lil Wayne, followed by Drake in at third.
Kanye West and Jay-Z came in at fourth and fifth.
And placing six was the lovely Nicki Minaj. She was also the only woman on the Kings list. Yeeeahh! Go gurl!
Rolling Stone has all of the charts and math drawn out, category by category, for anyone who wants to see it to believe it.
So congrats, Eminem! We think you're definitely king material.
What about U? Who is UR king?
[Image via AP Images.]
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