Eminem Got on National TV and Snatched Donald Trump’s Edges at the BET #HipHopAwards

@BET video screenshot via Twitter
@BET video screenshot via Twitter

Eminem proved once again that he is a real MC with real bars when he gave voice to the frustration we are all feeling right now with racist-enabler Donald Trump in the White House.


On Tuesday night’s presentation of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, a prerecorded video from Oct. 6 showing Em flowing for four-and-a-half minutes on the dangers of the Trump presidency made everyone stand at attention.

Now, admittedly, it’s been a minute since we’ve seen some semblance of the Marshall Mathers who got five mics in The Source for his verse on “Forgot About Dre,” but that all changed with this rhyme that calls out the president as well as any Eminem fans who may support him.


Em threw the gauntlet down and told everyone to put their fists in the air and keep them there. He called out the shenanigans of Trump warring with the NFL over player protests. He told everyone that Trump is going to “lead us into a nuclear holocaust” and then “fly around in his plane until the bombs stop.”


“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 and gun reform for Nevada. All these horrible tragedies, and he’s bored and would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers,” Em seamlessly flowed a cappella.

He called your president everything but a child of God, and it was magnificent.

He told his fans who might be supporters of Trump that he was drawing a line in the sand, and that they were either “for or against.”


You gotdamn right.

I know we have worn this particular saying into the ground, but I am going to use it here: Eminem has an invitation to the cookout.


Don’t @ me, and before you start typing all fast in the comments: I said what I said.

And so did he.

News Editor for The Root. I said what I said. Period.

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Someone on twitter just said that FINALLY someone said what everyone has been thinking, and I was like, “Um, plenty of people have been saying this shit. The difference is Em is white.” I mean, it helps...and he damn well knows it.

I fucking loved this.