Rapper Eminem called President Donald Trump an “Aryan,” fantasizes about kidnapping Ivanka Trump, and embraces Black Lives Matter on his latest album in four years.
On the political anthem titled “Like Home,” featuring Alicia Keys, Eminem says of Trump:
Someone get this Aryan a sheet
Time to bury him, so tell him to prepare to get impeached
Everybody on your feet
This is where terrorism and heroism meets, square up in the streets
This chump barely even sleeps
All he does is watch Fox News like a parrot and repeats
While he looks like a canary with a beak
Why you think banned transgenders from the military with a tweet?
He’s tryin’ to divide us
This shit’s like a cult, but like Johnny, he’ll only unite us.
The Detroit rapper takes aim at the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump on the track “Framed,” fantasizing about kidnapping the 36-year-old White House adviser:
Donald Duck’s on as the Tonka Truck in the yard
But dog how the fuck is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car
Gotta get to the bottom of it to try to solve it
Must go above and beyond, ’cause it’s incumbent upon
Me, ’cause I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde girl
That motherfuckin’ baton twirler that got dumped in the pond”
On another song, the Grammy-winner raps about “hittin’ on Melania” Trump.
Eminem’s Trump-bashing album, “Revival,” released on Friday, is the latest salvo in what has been the rapper’s year-long campaign of lyrical warfare against the president.
Last October, Eminem called President Trump a “kiss ass puppet” on an eight-minute-long track titled “Campaign Speech.” He followed that up by calling the president a “bitch” and rapped about sexually assaulting Ann Coulter on a song featured on fellow Detroit rapper Big Sean’s album “I Decided.”
“And fuck Ann Coulter with a Klan poster. With a lamp post, door handle, shutter. A damn bolt cutter, a sandal, a can opener, a candle, rubber. Piano, a flannel, sucker, some hand soap, butter. A banjo and manhole cover,” Eminem raps.
Despite his four-year album hiatus and all the hype surrounding “Revival,” the 45-year-old rapper’s latest record has so far received several negative reviews.
Eminem’s hometown paper, the Detroit Free Press, said “Revival is the sound of a 45-year-old grappling to remain relevant in an art form he commanded since the turn of the millennium.”
Elsewhere, an Uproxx reviewer said: “The main problem with Revival is Eminem. Sure, there is technical rapping prowess, but after 20 years, the content has grown stale. A 45-year-old man lamenting over the failed, toxic relationship from his 20s doesn’t feel enlightening, it feels pitiful and exhaustive. A wealthy man nearing his 50s, looking for pity as he sloshes around mansions, full of regret isn’t relatable and doesn’t incite sympathy. And that same man then reverting back into his old ways for bouts of immaturity, rape jokes and fantasies is just plain weird and stale.”
A review in The 405 said: “Slim Shady may have spent the last decade and change putting out bad records, but Revival stands as the first truly terrible entry into his already sagging discography.”
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