"She deserves to have so many people giving her positive attention and props."
On the most recent taping of the Jalen & Jacoby podcast, Detroit native Jalen Rose issued a statement about Eminem's new song "Campaign Speech" in which the Detroit rapper gushes over Jalen's girl, First Take host Molly Qerim.
Toward the end of the lengthy song, Em says;
But then I think of Molly Qerim and I steer ‘em in that direction and forget my ideas for them/
Molly, I’m gone off you/
Man, light some kush/
You’re my first take, I’ll nail you/
Can’t lie, I gush/
If I won you over, you would be the grand prize/
I’m entranced by your looks, come and give the Shady franchise a push/
You can get it in the can like some Anheuser Busch/
Jeans too small, least three pant sizes tush/
Mushed against your damn side, your puss/
And thighs are squished
What kind of attires that?
I'm ready to be rode
Psychopath, bet you we'll get it poppin like a flat
Eminem never mentioned Jalen's name in the song but since his girlfriend was the topic of conversation, people began chirping him on twitter asking if the two Detroit natives have beef. Quite the contrary, according to Rose this is nothing but love and positivity.
Speaking with his cohost David Jacoby, Jalen said:
Rose: "["Campaign Speech" is] really long, but I made it through the end. No question about it. And I’ve heard it multiple times. It’s fire. Bars. He mentions Molly Qerim, and I have people hitting me up thinking that it’s some sort of diss towards me. Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time. He’s a fellow Detroiter. We are 100. That’s how we do it. She’s educated, talented, and beautiful—a public figure that’s doing a terrific job on a really popular show called First Take. So guess what’s going to happen? She deserves to have so many people giving her positive attention and props. That’s love!"
Rose: "So for him, that’s just his version of a love letter giving her a shout-out and name-checking her in a really popular record that’s a terrific freestyle. I can’t wait for the album. I follow him on Twitter, and it’s all love."
Jacoby: "The translation, if you translate Eminem to English, it’s 'Hey, I find this woman on television attractive.' If you read the transcription, you’re like, 'Whoa, this is, um, this is extra.' But the translation from Eminem to English is 'That’s a very attractive woman on television.'"
Rose: "Well said. What needs to happen is, as a fellow Detroiter, that means I’m doing a poor job and I need to get her to more Eminem shows so we can go represent."
Jacoby: "You have to admit: When you heard it, you felt a certain way."
Rose: "Well, here’s the thing. As somebody that’s fortunate enough to be name-checked on the record, it’s about who’s shouting you out. And so, I actually heard the record not knowing that she was going to be name-checked in it. I follow him on Twitter. So when he released it, I clicked on it as fast as anybody."
Jacoby: "Of course. One of the greatest rappers alive."
Rose: "No question! That’s the rap god from Detroit. So I did click on it and I did listen to it all the way through and then I did press rewind a couple of times. But it’s all love. It’s all positive. We need to get to some shows and represent."