Dr. Umar Johnson previously went viral after equating Eminem’s status in hip-hop as one of the greatest rappers to a form of “white supremacy” while on a podcast. The comments from Johnson caused hip-hop legend MC Shan to react, saying, “You just make everything a race thing, n****. Everything ain’t no f******’ race thing. Eminem — muthaf****, you know that n**** nice. Em deserves a muthaf***in’ slot in this game!” 

Now, Ed Lover has reacted to Umar’s comments, questioning his doctor credentials in the process. 

“What makes you a doctor? And then, where did you come from and what makes you a[n] authority on hip-hop? Now Eminem don’t need Dr. Umar to tell him he’s one of the greatest of all time because we’ve already have said it. hip hop is for everybody. hip hop might’ve been created by Black people, but the love of music, melodies and rhymes have spread all over this world,” said Ed Lover. 

Lover then gave more examples to drive his point home, saying, “That’s like saying Pun can’t be one of the greatest of all time because he’s not African American, ’cause he’s Puerto Rican, Fat Joe don’t deserve to be in hip hop because he’s not African American. You weren’t there, Dr. Umar, respectively.” Listen above.