My boy Future is an Uncle Tom

from Eminem – B. Rabbit v. Papa Doc Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In case you didn’t know, an “Uncle Tom” is a black person that behaves subservient to white people and Future from 8 Mile was doing shit for Rabbit and put Rabbit’s career in front of his.

Future was played by Mekhi Phifer and Rabbit by Eminem.

Ironically enough, Uncle Tom, the lead character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was intended to be a “noble hero” and praiseworthy person. Throughout the book, far from allowing himself to be exploited, Tom stands up for his beliefs and is grudgingly admired even by his enemies.

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