Eminem Releases Surprise Album That Includes Inflammatory Track About the President
The rapper's lyrics are sure to rile Trump's supporters.
Eminem released a surprise album late Thursday, using the opening track to talk about the aftermath of last year’s freestyle rap aimed at President Trump and his supporters, reports The New York Times. The 11-song album is titled, “Kamikaze,” and comes less than a year after the rapper’s last album, “Revival,” which was his eighth in a row to debut at No. 1.
The 45-year-old rapper announced his latest album on Twiter and within hours, the post had been shared nearly 50,000 times.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) August 31, 2018
In October 2017, Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, made headlines when he excoriated Trump in a freestyle rap. It also included some direct shots at Trump’s supporters.
“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,” he rapped in the 2017 freestyle, according to The Times.
But in “Kamikaze,” the rapper appeared to second-guess himself, with the lyrics, “if I could go back, I’d at least reword it / and say I empathize with the people this evil serpent sold the dream to that he’s deserted.”
“That line in the sand, was it even worth it? / ‘Cause the way I see people turning / is making it seem worthless / It’s starting to defeat the purpose / I’m watching my fan base shrink to thirds / And I was just trying to do the right thing, but word,” he raps.
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