The singer and OnlyFans model, Trisha Paytas, parodied Jessica Simpson’s role in the 2005 action comedy road film The Dukes of Hazzard remake for Eminem’s second single “We Made You” from Relapse album, released in 2009.
Upon its release, the music video raised eyebrows with its impersonation of major newsmakers at the time, including Paytas as Simpson, adult-film star Lisa Ann as Sarah Palin and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Derrick Barry who is famed as a Britney Spears impersonator.
A Twitter fan-page that is dedicated to 2000s pop culture shared the clip with the caption: “Eminem was such a menace because how you open a song with ‘jessica simpson, sing the chorus’ and Trisha Paytas appears.”
eminem was such a menace bc how you open a song with ‘jessica simpson, sing the chorus’ and trisha paytas appears 😭
— 2000s (@PopCulture2000s) January 17, 2023
Many fans replied and Paytas also weighed in on the tweet, saying her cameo made her an “icon.” She said: “I will always be an icon thanks to this music videos. 14 years later and it’s still going viral.”
I will always be an icon thanks to this music videos. 14 years later and it’s still going viral 😭🙏
— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) January 18, 2023
It’s not the first time Paytas has spoken about the impact appearing in Eminem’s video has had on her career. Back in 2014, in an interview with The Sun magazine, she told the interviewer: “I totally owe Eminem for giving me my start. This video opened up so many doors for me at 20.”
In one of her TikTok videos, she also revealed how good person Eminem is behind the scenes: “Behind the scenes, Eminem, he was very fun. And just like all over the place, and just like a ball of energy but once it turned off, like behind the scenes, he was like, ‘Hi, thanks for doing this.’ I remember Marshall, being like ‘Oh my gosh, you look better than the real Jessica Simpson, don’t be self-conscious. He was an insanely nice person.”