Trump 'Endorsed' Eminem During His 2004 'Shady National Convention — FLASHBACK

Trump 'Endorsed' Eminem During His 2004 'Shady National Convention — FLASHBACK

Eminem, in typical fashion, held nothing back in a blistering freestyle rap attack on President Donald Trump aired on Tuesday night during the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Twitter users have not been remiss to point out that Eminem's freestyle is not the best nor the most original Trump diss - L.A. rappers YG and Nipsey Hussle caught flack previous year for their much catchier pre-election slapper "FDT", which later got a remix featuring Macklemore and Oakland's G-Eazy as a gesture of racial unity.

The rap legend blasted Trump as "racist" and claimed the president is exploiting the National Football League and using the flag controversy as a distraction from issues like gun control and the devastation in Puerto Rico. "All these terrible tragedies and he's bored and would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers".

The video has received mixed reviews on social media.

The rapper ended his freestyle calling on his fans to take a side, rapping "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 it for you with this. F-- you", he said toward the end, raising his middle finger. Kapearnick later shared a tweet, thanking the rapper for his support.

Last year, the Hip Hop Awards were watched by 1.6 million viewers on BET and pulled a 0.78 rating in the 18-49 demo.

Then there are scores of implicitly anti-Trump songs that take on issues like police brutality and economic inequality, like Chance the Rapper's latest, which he performed late last month on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert": "And y'all just keep clappin' and keep happen/Like Flint got clean water and y'all don't got teen daughters and black friends and gay cousins, y'all just gon' say nothin'".

Ratings for this year's broadcast were not yet available at the time of publication.

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