[Photo by: BET/Twitter]
Eminem performed a scathing diss track on President Trump at the BET Hip Hop Awards that has gotten people talking all over the country.
BET shared the full verse on Twitter, and you need to watch it yourself if you haven't already.
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017
Eminem does't hold back at all, saying “Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for, ‘cause that’s how he gets his fucking rocks off and he’s orange.”
The verse targets Trump's support of Bannon, the Charlottesville Riots, his economic policies, his response to North Korea and much more. And in case you were wondering, Eminem makes it explicit that he will not tolerate any of his fans favoring President 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 you with this:
People are already sharing strong reactions to Eminem's stance. Most people have shared a positive response:
Whoa. Rap God. @Eminem thank you. Potentttt
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) October 11, 2017
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 11, 2017
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 11, 2017
right now Trump and his generals are in the War Room working on a diss track about Eminem
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) October 11, 2017
But not all the reactions have been so positive. Right-wing sympathizers have been quick to point out Eminem's more problematic past:
Ah yes. @Eminem a moral compass who's been arrested, rapped about assaulting his wife, sued by his mother & anti-LGBT. Real people's champ.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) October 11, 2017
In Eminem's new rap video, he's almost as violent and nasty to @realDonaldTrump as he usually is to women and gays.
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) October 11, 2017
While there's no denying that Marshall Mathers has never been a saint, what the argument really boils down to is whether or not we're okay with celebrities using their platform to speak out about politics.
Many of the folks arguing that Eminem's politics don't matter are the same folks who'd be RTing him if he shared their politics …
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) October 11, 2017
What did Eminem want? Attention. What are you all giving him? Attention. He wins. You all lose
— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) October 11, 2017
What do you think of Eminem's verse? Do you think his past affects what he's saying, or are you glad that even someone like Eminem is speaking out? Sound off in the comments below.