Elon Musk brought up Eminem. The issue is a legal battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
According to documents obtained by The Verge, Elon Musk referred to one of Eminem’s best-known songs, “Without Me”, in a court filing. The billionaire likened Eminem’s past problems with the FCC to a consent decree that allegedly prevented him from speaking freely.
“The First Amendment requires that agencies proceed with caution when constitutional rights are at stake. Not seek to pursue any and all novel theories that broaden their authority at the cost of individual freedom,” the file states.
Elon Musk was investigated by the SEC for allegations that he made misleading statements. The government, on the other hand, took Tesla under scrutiny over alleged funding on Twitter. A settlement was reached with the SEC in 2018. According to this agreement, the SEC needs to monitor Elon Musk’s statements on social media about Tesla.
Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy.
What should be done? https://t.co/aPS9ycji37
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 26, 2022
Elon Musk wants a judge to rescind the consent decree. If allowed, he will be able to post on Twitter without the restrictions of the SEC.
Eminem Becomes Most Certified Artist In RIAA History
On Tuesday, March 8, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced 73.5 million new Gold and Platinum Program certifications for Eminem.
According to the press release, he is the #1 award-winning musician for singles and one of seven artists in any genre or era to have achieved it with three or more Diamond Album Awards.
Eminem’s six combined RIAA Diamond awards further cement his career achievements. His RIAA Award career total has reached 227.5 million. (166 million single certificates and 61.5 million album certificates). source: hiphopdx.
As you may know, his 2005 album Curtain Call: The Hits became the longest-running rap LP in Billboard 200 history in August 2017. Because its LEGEND!!