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Eminem launches blistering rap attack against ‘racist grandpa’ President Trump at BET Awards

Eminem in the Cypher video. Pic credit: BET

Eminem launched a blistering attack on President Donald Trump at the BET Hip Hop Awards last night during a nearly five-minute long freestyle rap.

The rap was performed inside a parking garage and aired during the ceremony. In it the rapper called Trump a “racist grandpa” and castigated him for calling black athletes wrong for using their platform to speak out against racial injustice, describing their actions as a slap to veterans.

Eminem rapped:

Now if you’re a black athlete, you’re a spoiled little brat for
Tryna use your platform or your stature
To try to give those a voice who don’t have one
He says ‘you’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards!”
Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered
‘Cause to him you’re zeros
‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes captured
That’s not disrespecting the military
F*** that! This is for Colin, ball up a fist!
And keep that sh** balled like Donald the bitch!

Football star Colin Kaepernick, who was the initiator for the take a knee controversy in the NFL tweeted:

The video also saw Eminem “draw a line in the sand” for his fans who may also support Trump.

He pointedly wrapped up the video saying: “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…And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split…On who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this:
F*** you!”

The BET event also featured performances from Cardi B, Migos, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Trina, Trick Daddy, Flo Rida, T-Pain, Playboi Carti, Plies and more.

The awards were taped in Miami on October 6th and boasted a special tribute to Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, aka the King of Dirty Rap, who received the I Am Hip Hop Award.

 

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