Eminem and Rihanna perform The Monster on stage during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles

Eminem’s spokesperson Dennis Dennehy released a statement regarding the leaked version of “Things Get Worse”.

Fans, general public and media alike were alarmed and concerned about allegations that Eminem could side with someone who became a symbol of domestic abuse and violence against women.

The Guardian quoted the official statement of Eminem’s publicist:

This is a leak of something that’s over 10 years old. After Eminem recorded it, he scrapped it, and rewrote it. Obviously he and Rihanna have a great relationship.