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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem "came to stomp" Tuesday night, calling the President everything from "Donald the b----" to a "racist grandpa" in an explosive 4.5-minute freestyle rap. The Detroit rapper challenged his fans at the BET Hip Hop Awards to "decide who you like more" -- Eminem or Trump. "And 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," he said toward the end, raising his middle finger. A request to the White House for comment was not immediately returned.

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For those who're leaning to ignoring this as just another elitist entertainer spouting off, it may be quite a bit more than that. Eminem is the first white face to artistically give a huge public stage to what so many in the black, brown, and immigrant communities feel about what they perceive as the overt racism and bigotry espoused by the President. If people want to say Obama set race relations back, what in the foley muck is Trump doing?

Eminem wields a tremendous potential of influence for tens of millions of younger people who don't normally pay attention to daily politics. If he gets these folks to see what is going on, this possibility alone can change public opinion markedly. Only time will tell.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-11 07:13 PM | Reply

From his endorsement of Bannon
Support for the Klansmen
Tiki torches in hand for the soldier that's black
And comes home from Iraq
And is still told to go back to Africa

Fork and a dagger in this racist 94-year-old grandpa
Who keeps ignoring our past historical, deplorable factors
Now if you're a black athlete, you're a spoiled little brat for
Tryina use your platform or your stature
To try to give those a voice who don't have one
He says, 'You're spittin' in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards!'

Unless you're a POW who's tortured and battered
'Cause to him you're zeros
'Cause he don't like his war heroes captured
That's not disrespecting the military

F**k that! This is for Colin, ball up a fist!
And keep that s**t balled like Donald the b**ch!
'He's gonna get rid of all immigrants!'
'He's gonna build that thang up taller than this!'
Well, if he does build it, I hope it's rock solid with bricks
'Cause like him in politics, I'm using all of his tricks
'Cause I'm throwin' that piece of s**t against the wall 'til it sticks

And 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 you with this:
F**k you!

The rest of America stand up
We love our military, and we love our country
But we f**king hate Trump"

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-11 07:24 PM | Reply

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#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-11 07:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Read it this morning. Listened to it later in the day. Is it just me or does Eminem sound extremely emotional?

#1 - TonyRoma

I think you're right. Even though I'm still holding out Trump will be removed before his re-election campaign even begins, the demographic reached by Eminem's music could sway the next election by more than a few points.

#4 | Posted by gavaster at 2017-10-11 07:50 PM | Reply

Is it just me or does Eminem sound extremely emotional?

This is how untold millions of Americans feel every day, and I know because I am one. And I interact with dozens upon dozens every single day, wondering when in the frack otherwise normal people wake up and recognize the dysfunction that has no chance of being corrected that threatens the world every single day that we continue to ignore and not act on its threat to all of humanity.

It's extremely emotional because it's about LIFE. Hope to gawd we're all wrong about Trump being an irrational threat to mankind, but he continues to show nothing but contempt for everyone that doesn't fawn slavishly to his lascivious whims. We can't keep playing with fire. Pence can forward the same policies without the crazy. Trump destabilizes the world, and that truly is crazy.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-11 08:14 PM | Reply

I'm still holding out Trump will be removed before his re-election campaign even begins...

Too late.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-10-11 08:32 PM | Reply

#6. True.

#7 | Posted by gavaster at 2017-10-11 09:00 PM | Reply

Those guys are going to run their batteries down if they keep their headlights on like that.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-11 09:50 PM | Reply

What Makes Eminem's Anti-Trump Rap Different

When Kendrick Lamar blasts Mr. Trump, he is preaching to the choir. When Eminem does it, there's a good chance Trump voters are actually listening.

In 1990, Michael Jordan refused to endorse a North Carolina Democratic candidate on the grounds that "Republicans buy sneakers, too." Many have suggested that this logic muffles pop stars like Taylor Swift, who was mum during the presidential election and whose silence persists.

Eminem knows that Republicans buy songs -- his songs -- too. His message to them is to stop buying. After focusing on the evils of the "racist 94-year-old grandpa" in the White House, he gives his Trump-supporting fans an ultimatum. "I'm drawing in the sand a line: you're either for or against," he says. "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," he adds, giving his middle finger to the camera.

Those fans heard him loud and clear. Many vowed to never listen to his music again.

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#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 01:25 AM | Reply

While for some artists this might not be a major statement, Eminem is the most popular artist in a heap of red states, including Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Eminem knows a significant contingent of his fan base put Trump in office. BET is a major platform; he's not wasting it here. He's showing that he's serious -- and not afraid of risking losing support from his fans in conservative swaths of the country.

This anti-Trump stance may seem a little out of character.... But close listeners will recognize a through-line: Eminem has been mocking, analyzing, and criticizing the ideology for which Trump stands for years. Many of the same people who saw themselves in Eminem's music are drawn in by Trump's promise to make America great again (for white dudes). But instead of shirk away from this complicated truth, Eminem put it on blast. The overlap between Eminem's fans and Trump's supporters is clear to the rapper. And it's one he can no longer tolerate.

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#10 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-12 02:05 PM | Reply

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#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT

Uh,,,,,

The guy you voted for is a game show host...

#11 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-12 09:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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