Some of the song's lyrics started disputes with other white rappers, namely Everlast, Miilkbone and Vanilla Ice. All three artists later released diss tracks against Eminem. Miilkbone released "Dear Slim" and "Presenting Miilkbone" and Vanilla Ice released "Exhale" and "Hip Hop Rules" (both from his album Bi-Polar released in 2001), while Everlast had a long-lasting feud with Eminem. Although Eminem dissed Vanilla Ice in other tracks (such as "Marshall Mathers" and "Role Model"), he did not reply to either him or Miilkbone after their respective disses.
The version of the song on The Slim Shady LP is one of a small number of Eminem tracks which has selective censorship on the uncensored version of the album. In the third verse, the word raped is reversed and replaced by a woman screaming.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic marked it as a stand out on LP. RapReviews described the beat of the song as "head nodding" but he also noted that the remix is subpar: the "new one (remix) is lifeless and oddly out of place among an album full of mostly dope cuts" in comparison to the original.
The black-and-white video, interspersed with some color, is set in a trailer park in the summer. A variety of scenes, unrelated to each other, are shown, starting with a boy being stopped by a woman from taking food off a table. The boy returns as Eminem and chokes the woman. In one version, the video shows him beating her and throwing her on a bed. The video also includes scenes of people drinking and swimming in a pool. Additional scenes include aliens, a clown, and people eating watermelons. “Just Don’t Give A Fuck” was Eminem’s first song to have an official music video. The music video was released in 1998.