Trump-Supporting Eminem Fans Express Outrage on Twitter Over Rapper's Anti-Trump Freestyle
Eminem didn’t hold back in his cypher -- called "The Storm (Freestyle)" -- against Trump and his supporters, at BET’s Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday (Oct. 10). He protested the “racist 94-year-old” president by cutting deep into issues like Islamophobia, white supremacy and racism against Black Lives Matter protesters.
“Says he wants to lower our taxes,” he raps in one line. “Then who's gonna pay for his extravagant trips / Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?”
He points at the hypocrisy of Trump’s pro-military rhetoric by touching on his past comments criticizing John McCain for being captured while serving during the Vietnam War. “Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered ‘cause to him you’re zeroes ‘cause he don’t like his war heroes captured.”
"The Storm" (Freestyle) https://t.co/QLPjtgS5n3— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) October 11, 2017
The rapper is still trending on Twitter -- he’s received plenty of support from fellow celebrities, including Colin Kaepernick, Ellen DeGeneres and T-Pain.
But his incendiary lyrics are getting backlash from Trump supporters, whose platform he mocked by putting on a fake Southern accent during lines like, "[Trump's] gonna get rid of all the immigrants.” The rapper makes it clear that he won’t tolerate pro-Trump views from anyone, even if they come from his fans. “Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his,” he rapped. “I’m drawing in the sand a line.” Then he comes close to the camera and appears to say “Fuck you” behind a censor while flipping them off.
Here are some of the outraged tweets from Trump supporters and (former) Eminem fans:
I used to like Eminem's music but if you have to trash the President to stay relevant, I'm done! BYE FELICIA BYE! pic.twitter.com/Tx9wjm9Bm5— Deplorable CKC------ (@CkcGrandmac) October 11, 2017
Welp!I'm done with Eminem too. Keep it going celebs. Keep disrespecting Trump supporters, then wonder what happen to your fans and ratings.— Deplorable Ricky (@Elucifer23) October 11, 2017
No more respect for Eminem. You can't call out your fans like that. #disappointed— Maggie K. (@MaggieKabrick) October 11, 2017
FUCK #Eminem I’m so disappointed he’s trying to be in politics. Dude stay in music. I’m done with rap anyways. It’s all trash— nicholaselrod (@elrodnicholas82) October 11, 2017
You my friend are a giant sack of shit @Eminem. Tell me to fuck off? Was a fan now your nothing but the Dixie chicks to me. EABOD!!!— Doc (@HawkeyeCubfan) October 11, 2017
I was a fan of Eminem. He drew a line in the sand. I’m out. #MAGA— Nathan Nease (@NegativeNease) October 11, 2017
I was a fan for many years now. #eminem asking for a line in the sand? Your officially a joke.— DanielMN (@DanielHegwood) October 11, 2017