Rapper Eminem lays into Donald Trump at awards bash
EMINEM has given Donald Trump a verbal slap with a freestyle rap at an awards ceremony.
The hip-hop mainstay, 44, (pictured above) filmed the performance, broadcast at the BET Hip Hop Awards, in a Detroit car park.
On the track titled In The Storm — named in reference to the US president’s cryptic ‘calm before the storm’ remark last week — Eminem criticises Mr Trump on issues including North Korea, aid, immigration, the NFL and white supremacy.
He raps: ‘Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for/Cause that’s how he gets his f****** rocks off and he’s orange.’
And he adds: ‘But 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*** to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around till the bombing stops.’
Referencing Mr Trump’s criticised of American football stars for kneeling during the national anthem, Eminem said this was ‘his form of distraction… 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.’
Snoop Dogg, Ellen DeGeneres, Sean Diddy Combs and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the protests last year to bring attention to police brutality against minorities — were among those tweeting their support.
Mr Trump is yet to comment.
Author: Ann Jones