A man with green hair
He's armed with a knife

from Eminem – Backstabber Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This could refer to 2 persons:

The Joker — The character from Batman he is talking about later, has green hair and is armed with knives. We know from interviews that Eminem was a big Batman fan in his childhood.


This whole song is a continuation of Soul Intent’s track called “Fuckin' Backstabber”.

It all started after Eminem discovered that Champtown, one of his, by the time, close friends, was hitting on his girlfriend Kim.

He refers to him as “a man with green hair” because, back in 1996, not only did Champtown in fact tint his hair green, but also published a EP called “Check It!” wearing it.

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