Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, J. Cole And More React to Eminem by Donald Trump Diss
#Eminem2020 or not?
Throughout his career, Eminem has always had the habit of going after the political class. "White america" was a shot in the censorship and hypocrisy, the "Mosh" was a full-blown attack on the Bush administration and the Iraq War, and this time, Em is pointing to a single man: President Donald Trump.
The FULL verse that everyone is talking about! @eminem of PRESENT BODY! #HipHopAwards pic.twitter.com/zoS0wEwjQF
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017
Em the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher verse that was bound to get a reaction no less important, because Slim gives their fans an ultimatum to choose between if you want to be a fan of your Trump supporter. Trump won Em's home state of Michigan by a narrow margin in the elections of 2016, and you can chalk most of its support to the "white working class" — a demographic group that Em would have fit in during a large part of his life.
So, in an America that is perhaps the most divided it has been since the Civil War, how the fans and political commentators react to Eminem four-minute character assassination of the president?
The veteran political commentator Keith Olbermann, an avid Trump dissident, wrote on Twitter that he believed that the a cappella verse of one of the best political writing of the year so far.
After 27 years of doubts about the rap I am now a fan.
The best political writing of the year, period. 👏👏👏👏👏#Eminem2020 https://t.co/JCcrYOIw4f
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 11, 2017
Colin Kaepernick, whose protest Em show of support for the whole verse, also got in touch to show their appreciation.
Thank you @Eminem ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/nwavBwsOkQ
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 11, 2017
LeBron James, who recently called the Triumph of a "bum" and said that the visit to the White House is no honor for as long as Trump lives there, he cited some of the Em of the lyrics of the verse with fire emojis.<