Rapper Eminem has never been a fan of “racist grandpa” Donald Trump, but for those who might have been in doubt, he made it abundantly clear at the BET Hip Hop Awards Tuesday night.
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. F— you.”
Eminem gave Trump the “finger” after that line, but in this lyrical freestyle, he also put a fist high in support of Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who choose to kneel and exercise their first amendment rights.
Kaepernick tweeted his thanks:
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 11, 2017
Ellen Degeneres chimed in, too:
I ❤️ @Eminem.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 11, 2017
But he didn’t stop with just Trump’s attacks on our first amendment rights — he also focused on Trump’s amazing ability to distract his supporters from the real issues at hand.
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.”
Marshall Mathers is an angry man. He always has been. But when he called this verse “The Storm,” he was clearly referring to more than hurricanes. Only a storm inside him could have blown up lyrics like this, and there is a storm in Eminem’s eyes as he delivers it.
Eminem, in just 4 short minutes, managed to say what we are all thinking. But you’ll have to watch for yourselves:
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017
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