DETROIT — Eminem has unleashed a profane lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump — saying he “came to stomp” and taking aim at Trump’s Twitter habits, policy, appearance and supporters.
The rapper on Tuesday unveiled “The Storm,” a 4½-minute freestyle rap video recorded Friday in a Detroit parking garage that aired as part of BET’s Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night.
Eminem slammed the Republican president as “a kamikaze who will probably cause a nuclear holocaust” before criticizing Trump’s ongoing campaign against NFL national anthem protests.
“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 rapped.
He later mentioned NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who’s credited with launching the ongoing anthem protests. Kaepernick told the rapper on Twitter, “I appreciate you.”
Eminem also took down Trump’s recently unveiled plan for tax cuts, questioning: “then who’s going to pay for his extravagant trips back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?”
At one point he called Trump, who’s 71, a “racist 94-year-old grandpa” and compared the president’s appearance to the Marvel Comics character “The Thing.”
The 44-year-old rapper closed out his rant with a message to his fans who support Trump, saying “I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against.” He added that people who don’t support the president love the military and the country, but “hate Trump.” Eminem has drawn controversy in the past for lyrics that critics said were homophobic or advocated violence against women.
The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment on the video, and Trump didn’t mention it while tweeting on several issues Wednesday morning.
This is Eminem’s most recent rhymed attack on Trump. It follows up last year’s nine-minute freestyle track “Campaign Speech” and a verse earlier this year on Big Sean’s “No Favors.”