Kidnap Victim Kala Brown Responds To Being Mentioned In Eminem Song

In the opening verse of the album's first song, "The Ringer," Eminem says "...I'm off the chain like Kala Brown."

September 05, 2018
Kala Brown (left) and Eminem (right)

Kala Brown (left) and Eminem (right)

Photo by: Kala Brown (left) [ Dr. Phil (screenshot)] and Eminem (right) [Wikimedia Commons]

Kala Brown (left) [ Dr. Phil (screenshot)] and Eminem (right) [Wikimedia Commons]

By: Catherine Townsend
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SPARTANBURG, SC - Kidnap victim Kala Brown has responded to an apparent reference to her ordeal in a new song by Eminem.

Eminem released a surprise 10th album, Kamikaze, on Friday. In the opening verse of the album's first song, "The Ringer," Eminem says "...I'm off the chain like Kala Brown."

The rapper appeared to reference Brown being held in captivity by serial killer Todd Kohlhepp.

Brown went missing in August 2016. Police later discovered that she had been kidnapped and held in a shipping container for two months by Kohlhepp on his rural property in Spartanburg County.

When police rescued Brown in November 2016, she was described as having been "chained like a dog" in the storage container. Brown told police that Kohlhepp had shot her boyfriend, Charlie Carver. Authorities later found Carver's body in a shallow grave on the property.

Jenny Dial, Kala Brown's spokesperson, released a statement that read:

“At this time, given we fully know and understand Eminem's style of rap music (it can come off a little unnerving) but she does not want to take offense or feel as if he is attacking her personally.

“It was a clever line that rhymed, and we'd like to leave it at that.”

She added: "Everyone expresses themselves in their own way, and if anything, people will always feel a flash of Kala's struggle when hearing that line."

Kohlhepp is currently serving seven life sentences for murdering Carver, another couple found buried on his land, and four victims killed in the infamous Superbike Motorsports shooting.

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