Warning: this video contains explicit content.
Eminem, who engaged in a public feud with two-time ex-wife Kimberly Scott, hasn’t always been one to portray a stable family life. But in “Stan,” his 2000 track about an obsessive and deranged fan, the assault takes a physical turn. Stan, who describes himself as Em’s “biggest fan,” is looking for a simple reply from his hero. With each letter that goes unanswered, Stan sinks deeper into rage, which he takes out on his pregnant wife. The oft-censored (or even outright banned) video shows Stan’s string of domestic abuse coming to a head when he puts his wife in the trunk of their car and then crashes off a bridge. MTV, for one, cut out all traces of Stan’s wife bound in the trunk of the car and removed one scene showing him guzzling vodka while driving before airing the video. But even without the most graphic scenes, the dark video manages to paint a gruesome picture of fandom gone wrong.
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