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Did Eminem Just Make An Incorrect Reference To “The Wire”?

C’mon, Em, if you’re gonna come for the king of all TV shows, you best not miss.

1. Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is fast approaching its Nov. 5 release date, and several of the album’s tracks have made the rounds on the internet already.

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2. The latest song to emerge is his collab with Kendrick Lamar, a track called “Love Game.”

3. It’s all about cheating exes and samples Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders’ 1965 song, “Game of Love.”

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Overall, it’s pretty goofy.

4. For fans of HBO’s The Wire, though, there may be one glaring mistake that will be impossible to ignore.

(Please stop reading now if you haven’t gotten through the fifth season of the show and care about things being spoiled. Also, if you haven’t yet watched the show, what are you waiting for??)

6. Em says, “She jumped off, Wee-Bey from The Wire, escape.” But…as any Wire fan knows, Omar Little is the one who took the legendary jump out the window…

Four whole stories!!!

(Six, in real life!!!)

7.not Wee-Bey.

8. Is it possible that Eminem, a noted obsessive fan of the show, could have mixed up such a crucial and important detail?

It’s POSSIBLE that he’s referring to when Wee-Bey took off to Philly toward the end of Season 1. Avon orders him to flee Baltimore and lay low from the cops for awhile, after Detective Kima Greggs was accidentally shot. So, perhaps Eminem meant his ex escaped like Wee-Bey?

10. But if you’re going to say “jumping off” in relation to The Wire, it seems just a little strange to not mention Omar.

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