Eminem is no stranger to battle rap. Last night, the Detroit rapper set his sights on Donald Trump in a scathing freestyle called "The Storm" at the BET Hip Hop Awards. In his nearly 5-minute verse, Eminem aimed upon what he sees as Trump's racism, hypocrisy and overall lack of leadership— citing the hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico, violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and Las Vegas shooting.
"Racism's the only thing he's fantastic for/Cause that's how he gets his f*cking 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," he raps. The rapper goes on to say that Trump uses distraction tactics to steer attention away from real issues. "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."
Elsewhere, Eminem shows his own solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and athletes protesting the national anthem. "F*ck that! This is for Colin. Ball up a fist/And keep that shit balled like Donald the bitch."
For fans of Eminem who may also be Trump supporters, the rapper made it clear: Pick one side or the other. “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,” he raps, before giving the middle finger to the camera.
The freestyle has gone viral and has over five million views on YouTube. It has received widespread appreciation from fans and celebrities ranging from Colin Kaepernick and J. Cole as well as some political pundits.
Trump has not officially responded to the freestyle as of this time.
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