Eminem Unleashes Furious Freestyle Rap Slamming Trump
The rapper blasted the president for his obsession with the NFL, racism and his rhetoric over North Korea.
Eminem is no fan of President Donald Trump, and he let everyone know about it with a dynamite rap cypher that went out during Tuesday night’s BET Hip-Hop Awards.
The prerecorded four-and-a-half minute freestyle rap video that aired as part of BET's Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night goes by the title “The Storm," but it's more like a hurricane as Marshall Mathers takes down Trump for his obsession with athletes taking a knee, his twitchy button finger and his luxury lifestyle. And a whole lot more.
The hip-hop star calls Trump “a kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust,” says "racism's the only thing he's fantastic for" and belts out the line: “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.”
Eminem closed the rap by saying people who don't support the president love the military and the country, but "hate Trump."
Controversial NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who Eminem called out in the rap, shared the video with the raised first emoji and caption, "I appreciate you @Eminem."
"The Storm" (Freestyle) https://t.co/QLPjtgS5n3— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) October 11, 2017
Reactions from LeBron James to Snoop Dogg and Ellen DeGeneres about Eminem's anti-Trump rap were swift:
Whoa. Rap God. @Eminem thank you. Potentttt— J. Cole (@JColeNC) October 11, 2017
Protect Eminem at all cost— T-Pain (@TPAIN) October 11, 2017
I @Eminem.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 11, 2017
eminem delivers the clearest and most beautiful anti trump moment.— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) October 11, 2017
Read the lyrics, in full (via Genius), below.
It's the calm before the storm right here
Wait, how was I gonna start this off?
I forgot… oh, yeah
That's an awfully hot coffee pot
Should I drop it on Donald Trump? Probably not
But that's all I got 'til I come up with a solid plot
Got a plan and now I gotta hatch it
Like a damn Apache with a tomahawk
I'ma walk inside a mosque on Ramadan
And say a prayer that every time Melania talks
She gets a mou—ahh, I'ma stop
But we better give Obama props
'Cause what we got in office now's a kamikaze
That'll prolly cause a nuclear holocaust
And while the drama pops
And he waits for shit to quiet down, he'll just gas his plane up and fly around 'til the bombin' stops
Intensities heightened, tensions are risin'
Trump, when it comes to givin' a shit, you're stingy as I am
Except when it comes to havin' the balls to go against me, you hide 'em
'Cause you don't got the fuckin' nuts like an empty asylum
Racism's the only thing he's fantastic for
'Cause that's how he gets his fuckin' rocks off and he's orange
Yeah, sick tan
That's why he wants us to disband
'Cause he can not withstand
The fact we're not afraid of Trump
Fuck walkin' on egg shells, I came to stomp
That's why he keeps screamin', "Drain the swamp!"
'Cause he's in quicksand
It's 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 in--
--stead of talkin' 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
Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?
Same shit that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered
Then does it more
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 ignorin' our past historical, deplorable factors
Now if you're a black athlete, you're a spoiled little brat for
Tryna 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 disrespectin' the military
Fuck that, this is for Colin, ball up a fist
And keep that shit balled like Donald the bitch
"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 usin' all of his tricks
'Cause I'm throwin' that piece of shit 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:
The rest of America stand up
We love our military, and we love our country
But we fucking hate Trump
A version of this story first appeared on Billboard.com.