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11.46 11 Oct 2017


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Eminem has launched a four-minute tirade against the US President labelling him a “racist grandpa.”

The Detroit rapper let loose on Donald Trump in an acapella performance for the BET Hip Hop Awards.

He finished up the performance by issuing an ultimatum to his fans, urging them to take a side.

“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*ck you.”

The pre-recorded performance is entitled “The Storm” and sees Eminem calling out President Trump for his approach to North Korea, his failure to condemn white supremacists and refusal to discuss gun control following the Las Vegas attack.

He labelled the president a “kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust” adding that “while the drama pops and he waits for shit to quiet down he will just gas his plane up and fly around until the bombing stops.”

He accused him of supporting “the Klansmen, tiki torches in hand” and warned that he was attempting to distract the public from serious issues by focusing on the ongoing NFL protests.

“It is like we take a step forwards then backwards 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 focusing on Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada,” he said.

“All these horrible tragedies and he is bored and would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers.

Response

Eminem has criticised Trump in the past and voiced his support for the NFL national anthem protest when it was first initiated by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. 

Basketball legend LeBron James - who has been open with his criticism of President Trump - tweeted his support in the hours since the performance was aired. 

Rapper Snoop Dogg also got in on the act – although some readers may find his language offensive: 

The US President has yet to respond to the performance.


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