Eminem's 4-Minute Freestyle Is the Best Anti-Trump Song Of The Year
Everyone from LeBron James to Colin Kaepernick is talking about this BET Awards moment.
BY matt miller | Oct 12, 2017 | Music
Eminem has been a lot of things: An angry kid from a broken home, trailer park trash with no future, Slim Shady, Marshall Mathers, a national pariah, an excuse for bad parenting, a pop star, a poet, a drug addict, a millionaire, and one of the greatest rappers of all time. And throughout it all, he's always used his art to raise absolute hell. In that sense, one could almost consider him the antithesis to Donald Trump—a rich, untalented, unintelligent, possibly illiterate clown who failed and raised hell all the way to the top.
Pitting them together is like a clash of titans—a battle of powerful rhetoric and showmanship. And last night, Eminem proved he would win in any debate against Donald Trump.
The rapper let loose a four-minute freestyle absolutely destroying the President during the BET Awards cypher last night.
"But we better give Obama props, ’cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust / And while the drama pops, and he waits for shit to quiet down/He’ll just gas his plane up and fly around until the bombing stops," Eminem rapped. "Intensity’s heightened, tensions are rising / Trump, when it comes to giving a shit, you’re as stingy as I am / Except when it comes to having the balls to go against me, you hide ’em / ’Cause you don't got the fuckin’ nuts, like an empty asylum."
He touched on Puerto Rico:
"But this is his form of distraction / plus 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."
And cheered on Colin Kaepernick:
"Fuck that / this is for Colin / ball up a fist and keep that shit balled like Donald the bitch."
And he told his own Trump-supporting fans to fuck off:
"And any fan of mine who's a supporter of his / I'm drawing in the sand a line / 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 it for you with this / Fuck you."
The football star who kicked off the NFL's kneeling protest tweeted a thank-you to Eminem after the show.
LeBron James loved it, too, tweeting out an Eminem quote last night:
It was unclear what would happen to Eminem's brand in Trump's America; much like the struggling South Park, it thrived on the absurd and being non-PC. But it's clear that Eminem is going to keep fighting like he always has, using his language to inspire people to raise hell better than Trump can.
From: Esquire US