Eminem and Pink want “Revenge.” The R&B singer taps the rap legend for her new single off her new album Beautiful Trauma.
Slim Shady made headlines this week for his onslaught on President Donald Trump during his BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. But now he and Pink are teaming up for a common cause, to get revenge from their exes. “We could take revenge together / Revenge is sweet,” Pink sings on a beat produced by Max Martin. Eminem comes through with a fire verse rapping, “F**k trying to make amends / I’d rather take revenge.”
This rap-pop collaboration is one of the standout tracks on Pinks new album and she also opened up in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly about how she emailed Eminem to be a part of the single. “Max [Martin] and I started making [‘Revenge’], and I wrote this rap,” she said. “We were drinking a lot of wine, and then I went home and I thought more wine would be a good idea. I emailed [Eminem]. This is why they call it liquid courage. And I said, ‘You know I love you. I like that you work with a lot of the same people, like Rihanna. She’s hotter than me, but I’m funnier. So I’m going for a rap Grammy, and I’d like to take you along with me.’ It was this long email, and he wrote back right away and just said, ‘Okay.’”
She then added that Em email her back the full song four days later and she replied telling him that was the best thing she ever heard. The duo previously worked together on the 2010 single “Won’t Back Down” and again in 2012 on “Here Comes the Weekend.” Some of Eminem’s biggest hits are with female pop artists like Rihanna whom he has worked with several times in the past.