LATEST: American TV network BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) has banned
Eminem's latest promo JUST LOSE IT after a complaint from Michael Jackson.
The Detroit rapper dresses as the self-proclaimed King Of Pop in his
latest video, during which 'Jackson' jumps around on a bed with children, his
nose falls off and his hair bursts into flames - which spoofs the THRILLER
star's accident on the
set of a PEPSI commercial in 1984.
Jackson is furious with Eminem's promo and is urging all television
networks to ban it.
The singer's representative RAMONE BAIN says, "Michael Jackson is very
angry. He feels that Eminem has crossed the line.
"Michael is calling upon all networks to pull the video.
"BOB JOHNSON (BET's founder and chairman) has agreed to pull it. And
that's an important audience for his Eminem's material."
Eminem's lyrics include "Come here little kiddie, on my lap. Guess who's
back with a brand new rap? And I don't mean rap, as in a case of child
In the light of Jackson's upcoming trial to fight child molestation
charges, Bain believes Eminem has been "insensitive".
Bain continues, "Michael feels the video is disrespectful and offensive.
It's one thing to spoof someone, it's another to be completely insensitive and
Bain insists there was no truth to the reports Jackson would sue Eminem
over the video.