In a recent freestyle video posted to Vevo, Eminem issued a line threatening to "punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice ... like Ray Rice."
The freestyle, which features other Shady labelmates Slaughterhouse and YelaWolf, was posted to promote their forthcoming compilation project Shady XV.
His Ray Rice mention is in reference to the former NFL player's assault of his then-fiancée Janay Rice and the graphic elevator surveillance of the attack that subsequently emerged, leading to Rice's suspension.
The violent lyric's allusion to real domestic abuse has Eminem fans and non-fans alike calling foul.
Azealia Banks has come to the defense of Lana by blasting her former Interscope labelmate.
Watch the entire cypher below:
Eminem's publicist declined BuzzFeed News' request to comment.
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