Source of The Source fires back

Slicksno.com - EminemIt seems that The Source magazine or the “Sauce” as some like to call it, is losing credibility by the day. In a story reported by MTV.com, the friend of Eminem that was used to corroborate the racist tracks in the Feburary issue of The Source has stated that he was taken out of context.

In a letter written to Kim Osorio, the editor-in-chief of The Source, Chaos Kid says he does not think Eminem is a racist and that The Source manipulated his words to fit their agenda. He writes to Osorio, “I am forced at this point to recognize that there are obviously some ulterior motives/personal hang-ups/political/racial agendas going on behind the scenes at The Source and this is making it impossible for you to present the issue of these tapes in a true light that would give a full spectrum of perspective.”

Choas Kid was Eminem’s writing partner from 1988 to 1993 and an interview with him was used to validate the magazine’s contention that Eminem is a racist. He went on to explain that the freestyles were called “Suckerin’ Rhymes,” and that their purpose was to be as “goofy/stupid/ignorant/wack as possible.” He accuses The Source of making some factual errors in its reporting and failing to give his quotes proper context. “Marshall Mathers is not a racist. Although the songs were in bad taste, they were not intended to be taken seriously or even heard and do not represent the true sentiments of Eminem”, writes Chaos.

Chaos asked The Source to publish his letter in their next issue or he will be forced to take it to other media outlets. At this time it is being reported that Kim Osorio and The Source have not even acknowledged receiving such a letter.