Eminem released a four-minute, expletive-filled freestyle rap called “The Storm” blasting President Trump as a racist at the BET Awards on Tuesday.
He kicked off the rap by saying “it’s the calm before the storm right here,” alluding to Mr Trump’s mysterious comments last week about how we are seeing “the calm before the storm.”
“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 or these horrible tragedies, and he’s bored and would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers,” Eminem rapped.
Eminem criticized Mr Trump’s NFL protest, his “endorsement of Bannon,” “his support for Klansman,” and Mr Trump’s “extravagant trips back-and-forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions.”
Eminem also hit on Mr Trump’s comments raising up a fist “for Colin” Kaepernick.
“Now if you’re a black athlete, you’re a spoiled little brat for trying to use your platform and your stature to give those a voice to those to who don’t have one,” Eminem said. “He says you’re spitting in the face of the vets who fought for us … Unless you’re a POW, whose tortured and battered, to him you’re zeroes because he doesn’t like his war heroes captured.”
“Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line-you either for or against,” he said. After using an expletive, Eminem said: “the rest of America, stand up.”
Eminem’s rap lit up Twitter on Tuesday night, with Colin Kaepernick writing “I appreciate you, Eminem.”