Eminem Blast Trump In The BET Cypher

By on October 12, 2017
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 Eminem, returned to the stage at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards with a freestyle squarely aimed at Donald Trump and the base. On “The Storm,” the rapper excoriates the President as a “kamikaze that would probably cause a nuclear holocaust.”

For nearly five minutes, Eminem unleashes a blistering wrath on Trump’s hypocrisy and prejudice: “Trump, when it comes to givin’ a shit, you’re stingy as I am/Except when it comes to having the balls to go against me, you hide ’em/’Cause you don’t got the fucking nuts, like an empty asylum/Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for.”

Then, there’s the deluge of fuck-ups. “It’s like we take a step forwards, then backwards/But 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/All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather/’Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers,” he continues.

Eminem kicks dust at the claim that this administration will “drain the swamp.” “Then says he wants to lower our taxes/Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips/Back and forth with his fam’ to his golf resorts and his mansions?/Same shit that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered/Then does it more/From his endorsement of Bannon/Support for the Klansmen,” Em delivers.

“The Storm” was the standout moment at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Hours after the show ended, the song continued to trend on Twitter and has garnered nearly 9 million views online as the No. 1 Trending video on YouTube. Celebrities have reacted resoundingly. J. Cole called the freestyle “potent.” Snoop Dogg gave a nod to Eminem’s possible sociopolitical inspirations. Former San Franscisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick, who was shouted out in the freestyle for his “Take The Knee” protests, shared his appreciation. Check the video clip out below.