In celebration of Eminem suing John Key – will the real slim shady please stand up?


Eminem and National Party set for court battle

The suits, ties and political platitudes of the National Party will be pitted against one of the most controversial musicians of the modern era in court tomorrow.

Eminem, aka Marshall Mathers, aka Slim Shady has taken New Zealand’s governing political party to court, accusing it of using backing music to his song Lose Yourself in its 2014 election campaign TV advertisements.

A three week trial is set to begin in the High Court at Wellington tomorrow, with lawyers for the American rapper seeking damages for copyright infringement.

Unfortunately, Eminem is not expected to make an appearance at the trial.

After Key arrested Dotcom for copyright piracy, watching the National Party get sued for the exact same thing is fucking hilarious. This makes me deliriously happy.

I’m guessing National’s defence to being sued by Eminem is that they’ve spent 9 years stealing ideas from Labour so they thought it was cool.

All this demands a new version of ‘Lose Yourself’ befitting MC John Key. Will the real slim shady please stand up?

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“Loser Yourself”

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize all the political power you ever wanted. One moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?

The farms are petty, foreign ownership steady,
There’s votes to be had, Cameron Slater’s ready
I’m nervous, but on the surface polls look calm and pretty, Max and me selfie
But I keeps on forgetting what GCSB wrote down,
The whole Press Gallery goes so loud
I opens my mouth, but Hager’s words come out
I’m choking how, everybody’s poking luck
The elections run out, time’s up, over, fuck!

Snap back to Press Gallery, Oh there goes Paddy
Oh, there goes Judith, she choked
I’m so mad, but I won’t give up that
Easy, no
I won’t have it, I know what’ll get me off the ropes
I know most NZers are stupid dopes
they didn’t blink over drone predator
they’ll let me kill the messenger
When Glenwald goes back to his mobile home, that’s when it’s
Back to the jib jab again, yo
This whole mass surveillance rap sheet
I’m gonna go capture this moment and hope it don’t pass me

You’re a loser yourself in the spying, the moment
of truth, you better let it go
You only got one shot, you missed your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
You’re a loser yourself in the spying, the moment
of truth, I’m the PM with all my comments
but you only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
(You better)


  1. Martyn,

    “After Key arrested Dotcom for copyright piracy, watching the National Party get sued for the exact same thing is fucking hilarious. This makes me deliriously happy.”


    It looks good on them (Nactional) to squirm like a snake in court, I hope they down block a video live feed?

    • And hasn’t Dotcom been found not guilty under the copywrite charges … because operating a video sharing site is not grounds for copywrite infringement so will be hilarious if the Natz get found guilty for actually using a stolen knock off, knowing it was a knock off but thinking it was ‘pretty legal’…

  2. Fantastic. Good Ol’ The Daily Blog. I get an opportunity to hate in shipley, find a resonant cord re banksters and now this. It may be raining, the wind’s howling and my sheep peep’s is hanging in the mud and not on the good ‘erbs neither and I’m a happy. Happy Sunday.
    This is me right now.

  3. Good for Eminem for pursuing this action against the thieving Natz.

    As this is a Natz blunder, then all costs, fines etc will come from the party and not from the taxpayers pocket, a point that will have to be monitored closely. Because I wouldn’t put it past the Natz to shift costs etc to us to fork out!

    Oh the irony of the Kim Dotcom case and now Natz being sued for copyright infringement! It just gets better and better 🙂

  4. Hahahahaha !

    Maybe Key ran away because he didn’t want to end up in Virginia or wherever it is… it was a bloody scream at the time that originally hit the news… I wonder if Dildo Joyce had anything to do with that particular balls up as well?

    Something delicious about a rap star stomping all over the heads of our local version of the Natzis….

  5. Haha, so agree, the irony is curative afta we have astutely watched the neo-Liberals sell the assets of the People of Aotearoa/NZ, and now I hear bloody Key has a job with Air NZ!! It involves flying around a lot no doubt, shifty people can’t stay still for long afta all! Live streaming the courtcase, is a good idea too. Imagine the thousands of fans that would turn up to see Eminem if we could get him out Here, haha, crowdfunding or media backing his trip could be a way to do that? TVNZ could afford to fly him out cheap on Air NZ anyway, both run with the tax payers support…

  6. I hope they throw the book at the National party , it’s about time they were held accountable for their arrogance, conceit and corruption.

  7. Not only is Eminem right in suing the Natz for copyright infringement, but his reputation could be damaged and at stake for association with the squalid Natz in the first place! That point alone, is enough to sully the musician’s image!

    Go Eminem, sue the corrupt dirty sleazy Natz pricks for all they are worth!

  8. If I was Eminem, not only would I sue Natz for copyright infringement, but also for bringing his reputation into disrepute, aligning his music with the squalid Natz in the first place! That’s downright insulting and degrading in itself!

    Go Eminem, sue the backside off the dirty sleazy pricks!

  9. National were idiots for not paying the publishing company off before the case got to court, it is open and shut.

  10. Basically it is good old fashioned National Party arrogance – born from being in power too long surrounded by MSM toadies and nobody to stand up to them.
    Let’s hope the case is proven and that National gets sued up to the eyeballs. If this happens the begging bowl will be out and the rich corporate underwriters will have to fork out a few million to pay for their puppet’s ballsup.
    But with the rampant corruption in National Party NZ government and justice I expect they will get away pretty much scott free, perhaps with a token payout, or more likely they will settle out of court and we will never know how much they had to pay.

  11. It’s hard to celebrate a rich white guy’s vanity project. I hope his legal team wins, but still – what about the real poor? What about the real people who don’t have legal teams whose lives and bodies are being torn apart by the NZ elites?

  12. Nationals defense lawyer…

    “we stopped playing the ad as soon as the complaint was received”

    Now I’m no lawyer but isn’t that an admission of guilt?

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