Iconic rapper Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, has chosen President Trump as the subject of his latest freestyle verse, and he didn’t hold back. In a 4 minute verse that aired at the BET Hip Hop Awards yesterday, the star, standing in a Detroit car park with a few onlookers standing by, launched a lyrical attack against the President, covering everything from gun reform to the recent NFL debacle.
The tirade included some seriously scathing lines, including a reference to Trump as “a kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust” and a more comical reference to the President’s well-documented perma-tan. This isn’t the first time that Eminem has used his voice to speak out against Trump, referencing him in a track called Campaign Speech released shortly before the final debate in the presidential election last year.
Everyone from oft-collaborator Snoop Dogg to NFL player Colin Kaepernick (the player who first knelt during the national anthem) have reached out to praise the rapper’s bold statement.
Eminem ended the verse with a call to arms to his fans, asking them to pick a side in his spar with Trump: “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.”
Although Trump has yet to comment on the rap, if this leads to one of his cherished Twitter battles, it is safe to say that Eminem, with his mastery of internal rhymes and vocabulary with a bite, could comfortably crush the President again.