We’ve seen enough instances of Trump-bashing to know that celebs can get pretty savage in their criticism of the current POTUS.
But what has happened last night definitely qualifies as a home run. And the credit for this out-of-the-park-hit goes to none other than the King of Hip Hop, Eminem.
Eminem pretty much annihilated President Donald Trump in a freestyle cypher rap at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, and he pulled absolutely no punches.
Titled “The Storm,” the video was shot in a car park in Detroit, Eminem’s hometown, and shows the rapper going all out with his blasting of Trump’s many acts and political policies.
The title is a reference to an ominous comment that Trump made before sitting down for dinner with senior members of the US military, saying the meeting represented “the calm before the storm.” Watch below-
The aggression, the intensity, the sheer rage is blatantly visible as the rapper slams one Trump antic after another, mincing no words in the process.
The lyrics of the four-and-a-half minute video are brutal at best and talk about pretty much everything that’s wrong with the Trump regime: his political stance on North Korea, the Charlottesville march, the NFL national anthem fiasco with Colin Kaepernick and even the infamous ‘Wall’ he plans to build on the Mexican border.
In addition to calling Trump ‘racist,’ ‘kamikaze’ and the most obvious ‘orange,’ the rapper called him out for using his tweets as diversionary tactics to steer the national focus from important topics like immigration, gun control and so on.
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
Then says he wants to lower our taxes
Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips
There’s even a subtle kudos to former president Barrack Obama in one of the bars.
“But we better give Obama props
‘Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikaze
That’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust”
Twitter has erupted in praise of the rapper’s unapologetic bashing of Trump, with several fellow artists taking their hats off to him.
1. When one of the people mentioned in the rap applauds it!
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 11, 2017
2. The rap was pure unadulterated F.I.R.E!!!
Me at work after watching Eminem’s freestyle pic.twitter.com/Od6ANrpYXx
— Natalya (@NataTodd) October 11, 2017
3. Snoop Dogg has a lot to say! First, a shoutout to Eminem…
— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) October 11, 2017
… and then trolling Trump!
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) October 11, 2017
4. From one King to another!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 11, 2017
Eminem did in 4 minutes what political pundits, news anchors, & news paper reporters have not been able to do in a year.
The power of art.
— James Nevricks (@James_Nevricks) October 11, 2017
6. After Dwayne Johnson, we have another Presidential candidate lined up!
— Mambo (@mambokgosi) October 11, 2017
7. Such Savage. Much Covfefe!
I'd say we are about 3 hours away from a viagra and coke fueled tweetfest about Eminem from the Covfefe-in-Chief.
— Johnny Taylor, Jr. (@hipsterocracy) October 11, 2017
This isn’t the first time Eminem has taken a stand against Trump. He had previously released a track called Campaign Speech exactly a year ago, right after the final presidential debate.
At the end of the rap, Eminem gives quite an explicit ultimatum to his fans who may be supporters of Trump.
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 you with this.
What’s ‘this,’ you ask? Well, we’ll let you watch the video and see it for yourselves.
But we will do is take off our hats and bow down to the King of Hip Hop for this unabashed rant, which once again gives verbal form to the angst of the generations that worship him!