It takes a brave man to make an enemy of the most powerful person in the world. And yet, this is exactly what hip-hop/ rap singer Eminem has just done, to the raucous applause of Hollywood and media stars worldwide. In a true tale of David against Goliath, Eminem has just literally destroyed Donald Trump through the medium of rap.
Although not a person of color, pigment-deficient Eminem has for many years been accused of appropriating black culture through writing rap music. Such absurd accusations, however, have come largely from jealous Jonnny-come-lately wannabees like Izzy Azalea, who can only marvel at the place Eminem deservedly occupies at Rap’s high table.
Think of Eminem then rather as the hip-hop aristocrat, someone who all kids look up to – black or white – as their ultimate role model. When Eminem speaks (or raps), people take notice and listen.
Eminem’s alta-ego is Slim Shady, a character through whom Eminem channels all his mysogenistic, sociopathic, and violent thoughts. This artistic formula is greatly admired by his fans, who pay a fortune to hear how Slim Shady (aka Eminem) basically encourages murder and rape. Which is kinda cool.
It takes a rapist to recognise one and so Slim Shady has now turned the tables on the rapist-in-chief, Donald Trump. As the BBC (the most accredited news organisation in the world) reports, Eminem just released a four and a half minute video at the BET Awards, in which he totally destroyed Trump:
“The star said he “came to stomp” on the president, calling him a “racist 94-year-old grandpa” and accusing him of disrespecting the military. In the video, the star paces back and forth in a disused Detroit car park, sparring with the camera as he raps.”
The use of a ‘disused Detroit car park’ will have come as a real blow to Trump, symbolising as it does the utter ruin the now failed president has visited on America’s car manufacturing industry, which was in rude health when Obama left the White House.
We return to the BBC:
“Snoop Dogg posted a video praising the rapper for taking a stand; Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, tweeted that Eminem had “killed it”; while J Cole called the star a “rap God”…T-Pain appeared to voice concern that Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, had made himself a target by voicing his anger.”
Here are just some of the most explosive lines in Eminem’s video:
- [Trump is] “A kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust”
- “He keeps screaming, ‘drain the swamp’, ’cause he’s in quicksand.”
- “He attacks the NFL so we focus on that – instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada”
- “He don’t like his war heroes captured”
- “America stand up“
AT comment: Frankly, it is tough to see just how Trump can stay in office after his mauling at the hands of rap-artist Eminem. If this were a boxing contest, the referee would have stepped in long ago to stop the fight. The trouble for Trump is that Eminem/ Slim Shady speak with moral authority and tend to be listened to by the entire nation, which is so desperate for a credible leader in these tumultuous times. It is probably best for all if Trump packs his bags and leaves the White House tonight by the back door.