Eminem has picked fights with many of the music industry's biggest stars, from Mariah Carey and Moby to Michael Jackson and Christina Aguilera. Another name on his list of enemies (which is seemingly as long and storied as Nixon's): Insane Clown Posse. But what started the feud between Insane Clown Posse and Eminem? Is there any rationale to it, or is it just Em being, well, Em? And, maybe more importantly, have the factions buried the hatchet?
The beef began back in the mid-1990s, before either side had achieved any substantial level of fame. Both Eminem and the members of ICP (Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope) were little more than kids, barely in their twenties. And that could explain a lot about the feud. Either way, it would be years before Eminem and Insane Clown Posse reached any type of peaceable resolution.
1997: It Started Over A Flyer
Mid-1990s: Eminem Threw ICP Out Of A Club… Maybe
Mid-1990s: Eminem Criticized ICP In An Interview
1997: Eminem Dissed ICP In The Song 'Drastic Measures'Photo: DoD News Features / Public Domain
1999: Eminem Mentioned ICP In 'Get You Mad'
2000: ICP Savagely Mocked Eminem In A Song