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Watch Eminem turn tables on Chris D'Elia in new video

In the video for Logic and Eminem's "Homicide," Em gets revenge on the comedian

Adam Graham
The Detroit News
Eminem as Chris D'Elia in the "Homicide" video.

In a bit of role reversal, Eminem plays comedian Chris D'Elia in the newly released video for "Homicide," his single with Logic. 

Backtracking a bit, "Logic" was released last month and features Logic and Eminem rapping rapid fire circles around each other. The song is a hit, having peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and racking up more than 100 million plays on Spotify. 

In the song, Eminem's verse cuts abruptly to audio of D'Elia impersonating Eminem, culled from one of a pair of videos the former "Whitney" star made where he appropriates Slim Shady's freestyle flows.

For his part, Em approved of D'Elia's playful interpretation of his style.

"This is INCREDIBLE!!! 4 a second I actually thought it WAS me!!" Em wrote in a February tweet responding to one of D'Elia's videos. 

D'Elia was appreciative of Em's response, and said he was never trying to shade Slim Shady. 

"I was doing it from a place of love — so many rappers take themselves so seriously, so when they show some humility or poke fun of themselves it goes a long way," D'Elia told Billboard last month. "And I love Eminem. I'm a comedian, so that's how I show love. I've made it clear I'm a huge Eminem fan all over the internet."

In the "Homicide" video, released Friday, D'Elia plays Eminem, and an unrecognizable Em returns the favor by playing D'Elia underneath a wig and beard. (For his verse, Logic is played by actor Chauncey Leopardi, who played Squints in the 1993 summer classic "The Sandlot.") 

Watch the "Homicide" video here; warning, explicit lyrics are contained within. 

And for reference, here are D'Elia's videos impersonating Eminem.

"Homicide" appears on Logic's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," which was released in May. 

agraham@detroitnews.com

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