Eminem Compares Himself to Colin Kaepernick Kneeling During National Anthem

US rapper Eminem performs on August 22, 2013 during a concert at the Stade de France in Saints-Denis, near Paris. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP via Getty Images)
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In his surprise album released Friday, rapper Eminem reaffirms his admiration for former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, comparing himself to the national anthem protestor in an expletive-filled song featuring pop star Skylar Grey.

The new album Music To Be Murdered By – Side B represents the 48-year-old Eminem’s latest effort to reclaim pop culture relevance by creating the rap equivalent of a 2020 highlight reel — the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the Trump administration each receive a name-check in the new release.

In the track “Black Magic,” the rapper compares himself to Kaepernick in a duet with Skylar Grey in which he riffs on his love-hate relationship with a woman. “But I ain’t gonna stand for that shit, like Kaep for the national anthem,” he says in the single, which turns increasingly violent and disturbing.

Listen below (language warning):

The track “These Demons” also features a nod to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. “No cap, still riding with Colin,” Eminem sings.

Eminem previously expressed his support of Kaepernick three years ago during a performance for the BET Hip Hop Awards. The rapper blasted President Donald Trump for criticizing athletes who use their fame to take social justice positions like Kaepernick, who took a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before NFL games.

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