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Just Lose It

"Just Lose It" is a song by American rapper Eminem, released in 2004. It was the lead single from his worldwide hit album, Encore, which was also released that year. The song caused controversy as its lyrics and music video parody Michael Jackson, who was being accused of child molestation at the time. The song also pokes fun at Beavis/Cornholio, MC Hammer, Madonna, Mr. Bean and others. It also heavily spoofs Pee-wee Herman, going as far as imitating his signature shout during the chorus and Eminem dressing like him in the video. The song reached number one in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, and number six in the United States.

Two skits regarding the Michael Jackson controversy were included on Encore, "Paul (Skit)" and "Em Calls Paul (Skit)". The matter was also mentioned in a song from The Anger Management Tour 3 Mixtape entitled "Get Off My Nuts".

At the beginning of the song there is a lyrical excerpt from Eminem's 2002 single "Without Me" about how "Shady's back". The line "Snap back to reality. Look! It's B. Rabbit" and "You signed me up to battle" refers to "Lose Yourself" and Eminem's character in the movie 8 Mile. In the second verse of the song there is a line "So fellas, fellas..." is a reference to Sir Mixalot's song "Baby Got Back". In the chorus of the song where he says "Girl you know you're my world" is from the chorus of his song "Superman" from his hit album The Eminem Show.

In 2005 "Just Lose It" was included on Eminem's compilation album, Curtain Call: The Hits.

Music video

The music video for "Just Lose It" is considered controversial and generated trouble with singer Michael Jackson and many music channels. It was banned on the BET channel, after complaints from Benzino and others (but was later reinstated, as critics of the ban argued that Nelly's "Tip Drill" video could be seen. Both were only seen on BET: Uncut.) However MTV did not drop it, and the video became one of the most requested on the channel. Paris Hilton also appeared in this music video.

The video contains a parody of a rap battle scene from 8 Mile in which it is Eminem (as he appears in the movie) versus Eminem (as his opponents would seem to appear). It also contains several scenes where Eminem is walking down the streets naked.

The video was later nominated at the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video, but lost to Ludacris' "Number One Spot".

Much Music's 50 Most Controversial Videos ranked it #50 for its jokes on famous people.

Such examples of parodies that are included in this video is Michael Jackson, MC Hammer and his hit single "U Can't Touch This", and the movie Bad Santa.

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