The outspoken rapper has turned his sights onto the President of the United States.
Iconic rapper Eminem has experienced his fair share of racism. Being a white rapper in a genre that is prominently a part of African-American culture invites a fair amount of criticism from the community. In a strange turn of events, Eminem is being praised for his aggressive stance against President Donald Trump.
In a video released on Tuesday during the BET Hip Hop Awards, Eminem, formally known as Marshall Mathers, performed a four-minute freestyle rap criticizing President Trump’s actions and lack of respect for marginalized peoples.
For months, African Americans and Caucasians alike have felt disparaged by Trump’s presidency and have since felt a greater sense of discrimination. Eminem acknowledged the angst and detestation felt by the African American community toward the current administration and has become a prominent ally to their plight.
In his diatribe, Eminem talked about how the president is more concerned with National Football League players kneeling during the National Anthem than pressing issues such as relief efforts for Puerto Rico or gun reforms following the Las Vegas Shooting.
Eminem went on to rant about the hypocrisy exhibited by the President when he said:
“Then he says he wants to lower our taxes / Then who’s going to pay for his extravagant trips / Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions? / Same sh** that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered.”
Mathers noted that NFL players who use their platforms to make others aware of societal injustices are viewed as “spoiled little brats” and “bastards” in the eyes of the president. He mentioned that the president sees kneeling as being disrespectful toward the military, when it was he who said he does not like his “war heroes captured.”
He ended the track with a few words for his fans who support the president: “F*** you.”
“We love our military, and we love our country. But we f***ing hate Trump,” he said.
Some might see this as an attack on the president, and rightfully so due to the aggressive nature of the lyrics. However, it is more of a political statement than anything, airing out the grievances felt by multiple racial groups since the 2016 presidential election.
Many in these racial groups do not see eye to eye on anything Trump does; that much is a fact, considering he has the worst approval rating in history. And while these people may not agree with with other groups on a variety of issues, one thing is for certain: we f**king hate Trump.