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Well, speculation has been rife for months that Ed Sheeran had already tied the knot in secret to Cherry Seaborn and now the singer has finally confirmed the rumours.

The British artist dropped his No. 6 Collaborations Project album today, and confirmed in a video interview with Charlamagne The God that he wed his long-time lady Cherry last year.

Charlamagne Tha God boldly asks about the lyrics on the same Remember the Name featuring 50 Cent and Eminem, specifically;

“Watch how the lyrics in the songs might get twisted. My wife wears red, but looks better without the lipstick.” My WIFE. He's only gone and done it.

The 28-year-old revealed that the pair hadn't actually tied the knot when he wrote those lyrics;

“It was actually before me and Cherry got married and I knew that we’d be married by the point that the song came out. I thought; "Someone’s gonna hear that and be like, ‘Oh, they’re married!’" I didn’t know how that would be construed, but obviously it’s already come out.”

The Sun reported in February that Cherry and Ed had wed in December at their Suffolk home in front of 40 family members and friends.


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“Ed got married a few days before Christmas. It was very quiet — just Ed’s oldest school pals, limited family and the priest,” the publication reported.

“He wanted no fuss and he wanted it to be something entirely for them — just a tiny winter wedding…Neither of them were that fussed about making a big deal about it.”

The Sun also claimed that the pair wanted a bigger ceremony this summer for their wider circle. The pair met at school when Ed was 11, but they only got romantic when they reconnected in 2015.


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You can thank Taylor Swift for their marriage, as they shared their first date at her Fourth of July bash in the summer of 2015.

Sheeran revealed that he'd proposed over the 2017 season in January of last year. The hockey player was the inspiration behind the ballad Perfect.

“Got myself a fiancé just before new year,” the Grammy winner wrote on Instagram. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.” BLESS THEM.

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Oh Nicki/Barbie/Chun-Li/Onika or whatever it is that you prefer to be called.

While I respect a woman who infiltrated and somehow dominated the male rap game, I  have some MAJOR issues to discuss. Yes, we all danced to Starships back in the day, but it's time to get real.

Our roast beef with the rap queen includes having a convicted murderer and sex offender as her new beau, collaborating with a gang member who used a naked 13-year-old girl in his music video, and the Asian stereotyping. 

While Minaj has been praised and lauded for her ability to remain powerful and confident in an industry which, in general, uses completely misogynic and homophobic lyrics to perpetuate toxic masculinity, there are other cards at play here.

Specifically her consistent collaborations and relationships with violent men.

The internet has descended into chaos on Monday over the Instagram posts which Minaj uploaded of her new boyfriend, Kenneth Petty.


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The controversy over her new Instagram-official relationship was predominantly due to his criminal record; TMZ are claiming that Petty is a registered sex offender with at least two convictions under his belt.

Prosecutors claimed that he attempted to force a girl into engaging in intercourse with him using a sharp object in 1995, when he was 15 and the victim was 16.

This led to a first-degree attempted rape conviction and his name stuck on the sex offender list for life, seeing as he is 'moderately' likely to be a repeat-offender. Yeah… that's pretty damn scary.

Minaj's new man served almost four years in a NYC state prison for the attempted rape, and served another seven years for a first-degree manslaughter conviction after he shot a man several times.


Oh they wanna talk? Let’s give’m smthn to talk about.  *Shania voice*

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On her account, Nicki was forced to disable the comments section after her fans understandably went into absolute meltdown.

Instead of addressing the whole problematic debacle, she captioned the post; "Oh they wanna talk? Let's give them something to talk about." Um, okay, why don't we talk about safety? Like, not dating a criminal?

Sexual violence and domestic assault is still rife in society, with Times Up and the #MeToo movement only showing the tip of Hollywood's iceberg.

The music industry has it's own qualms to tackle regarding violence against women; R Kelly remains the most notorious example of alleged predators who are still being given a platform.

When Chris Brown viciously attacked Rihanna in 2009, his career continued to thrive, despite the outrage and shock which ensued when graphic images of Rihanna went live all over the world.

The reaction to XXXTenacion's death, instead of focusing on the fact that he admitted to stabbing nine people, and was on trial the week of his murder for assaulting his PREGNANT ex-girlfriend, the response was to mourn him as a hero.

The ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala's harrowing testimony was obtained by Pitchfork, and detailed a pattern of intense psychological, emotional, sexual and physical abuse and assault by XXXTenacion.

Nicki could have criticised such a problematic man in her own industry, or even have kept quiet, but she expressed her sorrow at his passing instead;

“XXXTentacion may not have been the biggest artist, but his murder hurt us like we knew him, or like we were the biggest fan.” 

Of course, none of this is Nicki Minaj's fault. That goes without saying, yet her continued support for infamously harmful men such as Tekashi69, Kenneth Petty and XXXTenacion needs focus.

The Young Money artist was in a relationship previously with hip-hop mogul Nas, who had an extremely toxic relationship with R&B legend Kelis. The Milkshake singer recently claimed that Nas abused her during their marriage, and that Rihanna played a part in their divorce.

While these claims haven't been proven, it does appear to be a pattern that Minaj enters relationships with controversial male figures, who seem to embody toxic masculinity.

Her latest collaboration with Tekashi69 is another bone of contention, her defence of a man who is since imprisoned on racketeering charges, possession of firearms and armed robbery. 

Tekashi69 legitimately pleaded guilty to being involved in a 2015 sex act with a 13-year-old girl, which he filmed and posted online, so there's no denying his criminal scumbag status.

Yet Nicki Minaj collaborates with him on their hit single FeFe and on another track for his new album, Dummy Boy. The lack of concern is rather alarming, TBH. 

"Danny, I love you and am praying for you, your Mother, daughter & her Mom during this time," Minaj said in an Instagram caption dedicated to the rap artist following his arrest.

Many of her fans are presumably young and highly impressionable, who see the rapper as an influence whose actions are worth paying attention to, hence the concern over willingness to align herself with harmful men.

Issues with race and homophobia have also followed Minaj throughout her career, most recently in regards to her latest album Queen.

The rap goddess was accused of homophobia following the release of song lyrics on her new musical offering, with lines consistently using slurs such as 'sissies' and 'f*ggots'.

LGBTQ+ advocates criticised Minaj's choice of words on Twitter;

“I am a gay man who grew up being taunted by words like ‘fag,’ ‘homo,’ ‘sissy,’ and ‘fairy,’” wrote Mark Zustovich.

“These are more than just words that offend and deeply hurt people who identify or who are struggling to identify as LGBTQ — they are designed to make boys and men feel ‘less than’ or feminine, as if having feminine characteristics is something shameful. On the contrary, we as men should be embracing that more.”

Let's not forget the Chun Li Challenge, which clearly perpetuated Asian stereotypes in pop culture.

The #ChunLiChallenge went viral, and featured rapper Asian Doll (who isn't Asian…) sporting chopsticks in her hair — an act which is considered extremely disrespectful in Japan.

The rapper has referenced geisha and samurai in previous tracks, and Nicki (real name Onika) has also cosplayed as a “Harajuku Barbie” persona.

The use of harmful rhetoric in rap is well-documented, including within the albums of Drake, Chingy and Childish Gambino.

Asian writer David Yi commented that;

"The way people are interpreting the #ChunLiChallenge with signifiers like double buns and chopsticks as hair accessories is yet another instance of people co-opting another culture with impunity."

*Sighs* It doesn't take much to do some research into other cultures for the purpose of understanding and respecting them, especially when you have millions of fans from that part of the world, Nicki.

All in all, I question Nicki Minaj's disturbing willingness to align herself, collaborate and have romantic relationships with violent men, as well as her ignorance of other cultures and sexualities.


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She's 35, she's a grown woman and can date whoever she wants, but she must remember the power which she has over her fans.

Her influence is unquestionable- he’s appeared on nearly 100 singles that charted on the Billboard Hot 100, each of her albums have amassed five million sales and she has become a household name, despite working in a world that degrades women constantly. 

Not to mention society's obsession with only supporting one female rapper at a time, either Nicki or Cardi B, despite hundreds of male rappers saturating the music industry.

Yet the question has to be asked, is Nicki Minaj contributing to the normalisation of male predators and cultural appropriation?

At the moment, she's the farthest thing from an inspiration to me. 


If you were a teenager in the noughties, it's likely that you had a poster of Eminem in your bedroom. 

The rapper was the rap bad boy of a generation, and as a result, we're sure there are a few among us who still hold a candle for the real slim shady. 

If you fall into this category of lust, you may be in luck. 


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The 45-year-old rapper was asked how he meets partners these days, and he admitted to being a user of good old Tinder. 

‘Well, yeah. Yeah Tinder,' he told The Metro.

‘And Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs.'

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'What can I say? Going to strip clubs is how I was meeting some chicks. It was an interesting time for me.’

We're not exactly sure if Mr Mathers is taking the p*** with this one, but you better get swiping, just in case. 


If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize Eminem's famous Mom's spaghetti, would you capture it? Or just let it slip?

There was a lot of sweaty palms and weak knees in Detroit this weekend as Eminem fans turned out in force to grab chance to sample arguably the most famous dish is rap history – Mom's Spaghetti.

To celebrate the release of his ninth album, Revival, the rapper hosted a promotional event in a pop-up restaurant cleverly dubbed, Mom's Spaghetti.

For those of you who don't know, the name comes from the lyrics to one of the stars biggest hits, Lose Yourself, which featured on the soundtrack for 8 Mile.

The rapper announced the pop-up via Twitter on Thursday saying, “Detroit! Come vomit up some spaghetti with me this weekend at our official #Revival pop up. Exclusive merch, spaghetti and more.”

At the event, fans were offered exclusive mechanise as well as a menu consisting of 'Mom's spaghetti with meatballs' and a 'S'ghetti sandwich' – and while that sounds like something we'd eat back in our student days, we'd definitely be willing to give it a try.

Revival is available to download and stream now.


There's no question that being the child of a celebrity comes with its own set of difficulties.

It's rare, though, that the famous parent fully confronts the realities of what their little one has been put through.

Eminem has bucked the trend, rapping about his past in a tune dedicated to his daughter, Hailie Mathers, called 'Castle'. 

I built this castle
Now we are trapped on the throne
I'm sorry we’re alone

The 18th track on the iconic rapper's newest album, Revival, starts out with these evocative lines.

The song then chronicles his rise to stardom, starting when he was a young father struggling to support his daughter on what little money he made from rapping.


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The 45-year-old father and Hailie's mother, Kimberly Anne 'Kim' Scott, have had an extremely public and tumultuous relationship.

The high school sweethearts have been married and divorced twice, and he notoriously wrote the song 'Kim' about his hatred for his then-wife. 

Eminem has since apologised to Hailie for the publicised nature of his conflicts with her mother.

I never knew it'd be like this
If I did I wouldn't have done it
You ain't asked for none of this sh*t, now you're being punished?!
Things that should've been private with me and your mother is public

Eminem has struggled with more than relationship issues, though.

In 2007, the 15-time Grammy Award winner almost died of a methadone overdose. 

Slim Shady has spoken openly about his drug addiction in the past. His new lyrics, in which he speaks to his daughter about how he was 'sliding down a slippery slope', show a unique vulnerability.


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The rapper is quite the family man. 

He adopted Alaina, daughter of Kim's sister Dawn who died of an overdose, and Whitney, Kim's daughter from a different relationship.

Kim has also expressed in recent interviews that he is an excellent Dad.


If you only have to hear the opening line of Lose Yourself in order to immediately launch into Eminem's 2002 track, then you may want to sit down before reading on.

The soundtrack to 8 Mile recently featured in scientific research, and the connotations associated with knowing the words of the track from start to finish aren't exactly uplifting.

According to a preliminary study into psychopathy, individuals who were fans of tracks including Lose Yourself and No Diggity scored the highest on the psychopath scale.

The study, which was conducted at New York City University, involved exposing 200 individuals to 260 songs while researchers compared the participants' personality tests to their taste in music.

And it turns out that Eminem fans along with Blackstreet fans raised more red flags than Sia fans, for example.

Speaking to The Guardian, head researcher, Pascal Wallisch, explained the motivation behind the study, saying: "The media portrays psychopaths as axe murderers and serial killers, but the reality is they are not obvious; they are not like The Joker in Batman,"

"They might be working right next to you and they blend in. They are like psychological dark matter," he added.

As many may consider the link between musical taste and psychopathy a tenuous one, Wallisch explains that the study allows for further investigation into a potentially dangerous group of people.

“You don’t want to have these people in positions where they can cause a lot of harm,” continued Wallisch. “We need a tool to identify them without their cooperation or consent.”

Wallisch stressed that the study was still in its preliminary phases, but are confident that their findings provide a foundation robust enough to launch a major study into the links between musical taste and psychopathic traits.

This work is very preliminary,” he said. “This is not the end of an investigation, it is the very beginning."

*Immediately deletes Lose Yourself from iPod.*


Okay, so we are big Eminem fans here at SHEmazing HQ, so when a recent tweet came to our attention, our minds were pretty much blown. 

Tweeter Evan Reeves took to the social media site to serve the public with an educational tidbit on one of the most successful rappers of the 00s.

His tweet reveals exactly why Eminime has such a distinguishable moniker. 

It turns out that it's all down to his initials, M and M for Marshall Mathers.

This revelation has given a whole new meaning to the lyrics: 'Hi, my name is – WHAT – may name is – WHO – my name is…'

The Internet has responded with astonishment, and left the Eminem veteran's eyes rolling. 

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Okay, so we guess it's pretty obvious when you think about it, but we just never thought about it. 

Others have said that the name originated from a rap duo Marshall was in with school pal Mike Ruby, and that together Mike and Marshall formed M&M, later changed to Eminem.

Either way, mind = blown. 

Evan's tweet is currently going viral, with over 19,000 likes and just over 4,000 retweets. 



So, online clothes shopping is a super convenient way to stay on trend when you simply don't have the time to tackle the high street.

However, returning ill-fitting items can be extremely frustrating – especially when the process gets delayed.

One ASOS customer who recently suffered this minor annoyance is Stephen Cannon, from Workington, England.

Stephen got in touch with the online retailer to inform them that his product exchange had been delayed – but this was no ordinary compliant.

Determined to create some fun from the situation, he wrote his message in the style of Eminem hit, Stan, and oh boy, are you in for a treat.

The good folks over at ASOS even took the joke one step further, giving Stephen a perfectly lyrical, yet professional response.

Stephen then shared the exchange in Facebook, and for that, we are forever grateful.


So, we're a tad confused about how this movie will turn out!

Ed Sheeran has spoken out about his desire to shoot a biopic based on his life and growing up in his hometown of Ipswich.

Speaking to Q recently, the singer said: "I want to have an 8 Mile moment but 8 Mile meets Notting Hill.

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"Not gritty like Detroit but, like, Ipswich. I've got loads of songs about Ipswich that haven't come out so I could make a soundtrack."

But this isn't a new idea as he spoke to The Sun back in March about finding a filmmaker he really loved.

Ed basically told the publication the same thing, but instead used Once as a reference instead of 8 Mile.

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"I look at a film like Notting Hill and I think that's like a brilliant benchmark, or Once. So if you were to mix Notting Hill with Once, I would say that would be a good start," he told The Sun.

"I am in talks with one filmmaker that I really love and we are going to slowly but surely put something together.

"I would want to cast all unknowns. I want to have a low-budget, indie, British-made film."

It looks like Ed is pretty serious about this!


Well, hello there Eminem.

We all know Eminem as the rapper with the peroxide blonde hair, having only sometimes ventured back to his natural roots.


Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones

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However, a new picture of Em was shared over the weekend, and he's sporting a beard.

A very hot beard, we might add.

Not everyone agrees with us though, and many have shared their mixed reactions on Twitter:



Eminem is suing New Zealand's leading political party for copyright infringement.

The rapper is suing the party for using what Eminem deems to be an unlicensed version of Lose Yourself.


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However, the party's lawyers say the backing track was a song called Eminem-esque which was purchased from a stock music library.

Court proceedings began today, with the court listening to both tracks.


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'The bottom line is we would never have permitted the use of the song in any political advertisement,' said  Joel Martin, a spokesman for Eminem's music publishers.

'When licensed, it can command in the millions of dollars. That's how valuable it is,' said Eight Mile Style lawyer Gary Williams, according to the BBC. 



It has been yonks since Eminem has come out with new material, but his latest move is something we never really expected.

The rapper announced that he is re-issuing his 1999 album Slim Shady in CASSETTE form… Em, what?

More than ten years has passed since the album debuted and while it's great and all (don't get us wrong, we loveee Slim Shady), we just don't understand what the deal is with the old-school technology.

Fans can sign up to a mailing list to receive early access to the release… But can't we just look it up on Youtube?

Anyway, we're not the only ones a bit miffed by the news, and his fans took to Twitter to speak out: