Rappers aren’t known for holding back, and Eminem didn’t contain his angst at the BET Hip Hop Awards. He unleashed a vicious attack against President Trump Tuesday night in a pre-recorded four-minute video. Eminem called the president a “racist 94-year-old grandpa” and also criticized Trump’s feud with the NFL.
The controversial rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, also went after Trump’s response to the deadly Charlottesville protest and his response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico. In a freestyle called “The Storm,” Eminem stands in a Detroit parking lot with a posse of nine standing in the background.
“He gets an enormous reaction/When he attacks the NFL, so we focus on that/Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada/All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather/Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers,” Eminem raps.
Eminem then shows his support for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, “This is for Colin, ball up a fist,” he says. “And keep that s–t balled like Donald the B—h.”
He says later in the freestyle: “Now, if you’re a black athlete/You’re a spoiled little brat for trying to use your platform or your stature/To try to give those a voice who don’t have one.”
After hitting racism, the NFL, Charlottesville and Puerto Rico, Eminem slams Trump’s interaction with North Korea and the war of words with Kim Jong Un. He criticizes Trump for escalating the tension and driving the world towards nuclear war.
“We better give Obama props/’Cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze/That will probably cause a nuclear holocaust/While the drama pops/And he waits for s–t to quiet down/He’ll just gas his plane up and fly around/Till the bombing stops,” he says.
Maybe the lowest blow came when Eminem said the only thing Trump is “fantastic 4,” referencing Marvel’s comic book series and associating him to the character The Thing, because “he’s orange.”
Or maybe this was even lower when he accused the president of disrespecting the U.S. military. “He says you’re spitting in the face of vets who fought for us/Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured/’Cause to him you’re zero ’cause he don’t like his war heroes captured,” Eminem says.
He ends the freestyle with the verses: “Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his. You’re either for or against. And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split/On who you should stand beside/I’ll do it for you with this,” he says. He then said “F— you.”
He then concludes: “The rest of America stand up/We love our military, and we love our country/But we hate Trump.”
NFL players were quick to respond to the rapper’s attack on Trump. Colin Kaepernick tweeted, “I appreciate you @Eminem” after a shout out to the former 49ers player.
Basketball star LeBron James, who called Trump a “bum” in September, also tweeted, “Racism is the only thing he’s Fantastic 4(fantastic for), cause that’s how he gets his rock off, he’s orange. Sheesh @Eminem!! 🔥🔥✊🏾🔥🔥#United.”
Rapper T-Pain said: “Protect Eminem at all cost.”
Snoop Dogg released a video supporting the rapper: “Shout out to Eminem. Detroit, stand up.”
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Credit: Fox News