@ 10-18-2003, 04:10 PM
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003
Judge Said to Pen a Rap in Eminem Ruling
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a defamation
lawsuit filed by a former schoolmate of rapper Eminem - and she
included a rap of her own to explain the ruling.
In a footnote to the opinion issued Friday, Judge Deborah
Servitto added a 10-stanza rhyme, The Macomb Daily reported in
The verse stated, in part: ``It is therefore this Court's
ultimate position, that Eminem is entitled to summary
DeAngelo Bailey claimed that Eminem slandered him in the song
``Brain Damage'' from his 1999 disc ``The Slim Shady LP.''
The lyrics include: ``I was harassed daily by this fat kid named
DeAngelo Bailey. An eighth-grader who acted obnoxious, 'cause his
father boxes. So every day he'd shove me into the lockers.''
In the judge's opinion, however, Eminem's lyrics are ``stories
no one would take as fact, they're an exaggeration of a childish
Bailey, 32, had sought $1 million from Eminem, 31, whose real
name is Marshall Mathers III.
Bailey's attorney Byron Nolen said he was surprised at the
ruling and its accompanying verse. ``I don't know how the Court of
Appeals would look at something like that,'' he said.
"I sing for these kids who don't have a thing, except for a dream and a fuckin rap magazine,
who post pin-up pictures on they walls all day long, idiolize they favorite rappers and know all they songs,
or for anyone whose been through shit in their lives(that's me...lol)
till they sit and they cry at night wishin they'd die,
till they throw on a rap record and the sit and and they vibe."
HE'S NOTHING TO YOU BUT HE'S THE FUCKIN SHIT IN MY EYES!!