I’ll take that compliment https://t.co/XwDFNoqb9G— #15MIXTAPE (@BhadBhabie) August 31, 2018
The 15-year-old rapper revealed her reasoning behind the update on Thursday via her Instagram Story, writing: "Wit all that talk last week about eminem stealing Hi Bich flow (even though I don’t believe it), I decided to go back in the studio and change the last line on the last song called ‘Bhad Bhabie Story’ of my 15 mixtape #cleaningoutmycloset.”
The line in question goes: “I never dissed my mom to get some attention/Take a second and listen/'Fore you give your dumbass opinion, you bitch.” It’s a direct reference to Eminem’s “Cleanin' Out My Closet” off his classic album The Eminem Show. On that track he raps “Now, I would never diss my own mama just to get recognition/Take a second to listen 'fore you think this record is dissin.”
Without Bhabie’s explanation, this line simply pays homage to Marshall Mathers, who also found fame frequently criticizing his mother. Bhabie made a name for herself, first as Danielle Bregoli, after yelling at her mom on Dr. Phil. She emphasizes, like Em once did, that she would never diss her mother just for the sake of fame or for a record, but just to tell the story of her own difficult upbringing.
Despite the zeal from her fans, Bhabie quickly dismissed claims Eminem had attempted to lift “Hi Bich” on his Kamikaze track “Not Alike,” which included several lines aimed at Machine Gun Kelly. “I been sent like 20 articles n shit about this n Eminem def didn’t rip Hi Bich and even if he did - I wouldn’t give a fuck,” Bhabie wrote to her Instagram earlier this month. “I don’t listen to none of his music but I know he one of the best ever.”