Eminem's takedown of Donald Trump in his recent, epic freestyle is earning the singer tons of praise. If you haven't heard it, well, give yourself four and a half minutes because it's awesome.
The ballsy move from the rapper could alienate a lot of his fans who support Trump, but it's probably just that discomfort Em is going for and his willingness to risk his career that have people applauding the diss track.
You can watch the video below:
Among the newfound "Em believers" is journalist Keith Olbermann, who said Em's freestyle was the best political writing of the year.
But the comment had a lot of hip hop fans scratching their heads.
They wanted to know why in the heck it took 27 years of dismissing politically aware rappers before Em finally converted him into "accepting" hip hop.
Some even went so far as to call Em's freestyle a "fake rap."
Others felt like the ire towards Olbermann for his comments weren't justified.
But others weren't letting up, saying that the origin of rap itself was born out of civil disobedience.
While others used the opportunity to crack jokes.
The criticism didn't dissuade Olbermann from his comments, however.
What do you think? Did Olbermann put his foot in his mouth? Or are people overreacting to his lack of hip hop knowledge?
In an interview with Vulture’s David Marchese, the rapper said Trump “makes my blood boil ... I want our country to be great too, I want it to be the best it can be, but it’s not going to be that with him in charge.”
Eminem originally thought Donald Trump might be a new face in politics, but that changed when Trump made now infamous claims about Mexican immigrants.
“From that point on, I knew it was going to be bad with him. What he’s doing putting people against each other is scary fucking shit. His election was such a disappointment to me about the state of the country. The people that support him are the people he cares about the least and they don’t even realise it. He’s got people brainwashed."
Later, in August 2018, Eminem would claim in his new album, "Kamikaze," that the Secret Service arrived at his door after his freestyle attack on Donald Trump.
“’Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service to meet in person, to see if I really think of hurtin’ him, or ask if I’m linked to terrorists”, the Detroit rapper says on ‘The Ringer’. “I empathise with the people this evil serpent sold the dream to that he’s deserted.”
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