Why is Eminem talking about punching Lana Del Rey in the face?

Eminem, who once courted controversy on a regular basis, appeared to have matured and calmed down in recent years, but latest developments are now suggesting otherwise.

Tender songs like Headlights which lament the rappers troubled relationship with his mother are a far cry from his latest offering which not only uses particularly offensive terms, but appears to condone violence against women.

While promoting his latest album, the forty-two-year-old father freestyled alongside members of his Slaughterhouse crew and rapped: “But I may fight for gay rights, especially if they dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice/ Play nice? Bitch I'll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance/ ’Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens."

Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, was no stranger to controversy in his early years as a rap artist, becoming embroiled in various celebrity feuds as a result of his offensive lyrics, but recent years have seen a change in the artist’s tracks and vocals.

If this latest performance, however, is anything to go by, it looks like the rapper we were introduced to in 1999 is officially back.