AceShowbiz - Eminem's fans are trying to give him a run for his money with their rap skills. Shortly after the "Lose Yourself" hitmaker launched a viral #GodzillaChallenge, people all around the world took to their social media accounts to show off their own "Godzilla" rap version.
The 47-year-old MC kicked off the challenge on Tuesday, February 25 by uploading a video of him rapping to his latest single from "Music to Be Murdered By" album. " 'Fill 'em with the venom and eliminate 'em' " @trillervids #GodzillaChallenge is on," he wrote in the caption of the post. "Who can spit it? Reposting + got prizes for my favorites."
The 30-second clip itself saw the "Without Me" rapper spitting 224 words with a total of 330 syllables for his collaboration with late rapper Juice WRLD. That means, 7.23 words came out of his mouth in just one second, according to Genius website.
Hours afterwards, many shared their attempt online. Hip hop dancer Matt Steffanina turned to his Instagram account to post a duet rap with his female rapper friend GЅnaps. "THE SUBTITLES CANT KEEP UP," he exclaimed in the caption of his post. While his clip was short, it showed the two of them faring quite well in their rapid spit bid.
Russian musician Slame, meanwhile, seemed to be more serious in taking on the challenge. He even gave a Russian twist to his cover of "Godzilla" as he put out his video on the photo-sharing platform. Since its release, the 1-and-a-half minute clip has amassed more than 215,000 views.
"How to Make It in America" actor Bryan Greenberg, on the other hand, treated his fans to a bit of laughter with his attempt. Uploading a video of his effort on Instagram, he declared, "Who wants smoke? I just crushed this #godzillachallenge @eminem I'm ready to battle whenever!" His video, however, featured him missing lines and managing to only spit "fill 'em."
#GodzillaChallenge came days after Eminem released the "Music to Be Murdered By". The LP itself has many reference to sensitive issues, including the Manchester bombing at Ariana Grande's concert and Las Vegas' 2017 mass shooting. He said in an Instagram post, "This album was not made for the squeamish."
"If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you," the rapper, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, warned. "Certain selections have been designed to shock the conscience, which may cause positive action. Unfortunately, darkness has truly fallen upon us."