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2002: Eminem feuds with Moby and a puppet



2002: Eminem feuds with Moby and a puppet (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
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Just some background to this feud: In 2001, Moby noted that Eminem's homophobia set a poor example for young fans, to which Eminem responded by calling Moby a "36-year-old bald headed fag" in song.

At the 2002 VMAs, Late Night With Conan O'Brien contributor Triumph the Insult Comic Dog tried to make light of the spat, until Eminem (who was sitting a few rows in front of Moby), ended the joke by muzzling Triumph's mouth. Moments later, Eminem won an award for Best Rap Video and stumbled during his acceptance speech, blaming "that girl Moby" for distracting him. When the audience booed, Eminem added "I will hit someone with glasses." Nobody was sure whether he meant Moby, Triumph or Christina Aguilera.

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