Danica Patrick’s History With Rappers: Eminem Disses While Jay Z Celebrates Her

Published 11/30/2021, 8:06 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 11: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands by her car during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)


Danica Patrick is a driver who has always split opinions. Yet Patrick found herself on the wrong side of a very famous musician, Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem.

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Yes, it sounds bizarre. What has Eminem got to do with Danica Patrick?

The truth is as weird as it sounds. Eminem not only mentioned but dissed Patrick in two of his songs. In his 2013 single, ‘So Far’, Eminem calls himself a ‘dirtbag‘ and Patrick, a ‘vacuum‘.

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“You’re Danica Patrick (Yeah?) word, skag/We’d be the perfect match/‘Cause you’re a vacuum, I’m a dirtbag.”

Although Eminem uses metaphors for Patrick in his 2013 song, he made it very clear what he thinks about her in the 2019 hit song, ‘Venom’:

“What’s her name’s at the wheel? Danica Patrick/Throw the car into reverse at the Indy, end up crashin.”

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 14: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

The reason for Eminem’s bitterness, you ask?

Well, according to Cheat Sheet, nobody really knows why he chooses to diss the race driver. Neither of them have ever been spotted together or been involved in any way. Yet Eminem has dissed her on two occasions.

Neither of have commented on any of the two songs.

Danica Patrick is on the good side of Shawn Carter

Shawn Carter, better known as Jay Z, cast Patrick in the music video for one of his songs in 2006. He also cast another NASCAR icon, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Speaking about his decision to cast Patrick, the rap legend revealed, ‘It just felt fun’. Jay Z explained he didn’t want to put too much into his song, that he didn’t want to take the super heavy or complex lyrics turn.

“Show me what you got, purdy lady. That was needed. It’s basically a fun record,” he said to MTV.

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While many credit Danica Patrick for her success as a female driver in an all-male racing scene, some also question her racing skills. It is fair that we look at the praises as well as the criticisms.

Patrick is somewhat of a pioneer for women in motorsports. However, she’s also had instances in which she put other drivers at risk on track. Yet this Eminem criticism is quite random, and that is what makes it even more interesting.

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So we just have one question – Will the real Slim Shady please clear this up?

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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