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Eminem Skewers President Trump in BET Awards Freestyle

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:16:00

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      Eminem turned his fierce gaze straight towards President Donald Trump in a no-holds-barred freestyle character assassination titled “The Storm” last night on the BET Awards show. His politically charged rhymes referenced the recent NFL protests, the Las Vegas massacre, Trump’s penchant for travel and golf, issues surrounding immigration, insults directed at John McCain and minority members of the military, as well as the government’s poor responses to the multitude of natural disasters that have struck Americans in the last few months.

      Dressed in athletic warm ups and performing in a shady parking garage, the Detroit rapper began with a reference to Trump’s “calm before the storm” quote from just before an official dinner late last week. In the quiet of the pre-dinner photoshoot before a meal with heads of the military and his advisors, the President said to members of the press, “Maybe this is the calm before the storm,” prompting a lot of guesswork about potential military intervention in North Korea or an escalation of efforts in the Middle East. Trump refused to elaborate.

      Eminem’s career is highlighted with emotionally charged raps, but this verse took things a step further, punctuated by dramatic pauses, recalibrations, and physical gestures including a fist raised in solidarity and the middle finger for Trump and any Trump supporter. Highlights included lines like “what we got in office now’s a kamikaze/That’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust” and “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.”

      Musicians, celebrities, and athletes including P Diddy, J Cole, T Pain, Ellen DeGeneres, Lebron James, and the center of the NFL controversy, Colin Kaepernick, all took to social media to express support for Eminem’s performance.

      —The ARTISTdirect Staff
      10.11.17



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