The Storm is Here
Eminem set the hip-hop industry and country ablaze in his cypher for the BET Awards this past week. The year’s biggest hip-hop award show, the BET Awards regularly features an assortment of cyphers (group freestyles) from different groups of artists. For his piece, Em decided to go 100% acapella and deliver a spoken word scorching of President Donald Trump.
Marshall Mathers touched on Puerto Rico, Colin Kaepernick, the Las Vegas Massacre, the President’s insult of Senator John McCain’s time as a POW and plenty more. The 4 minute 30 second tongue lashing concluding by telling his fans that you’re either with him or against him and he’ll even help you decide if you can’t decide who you like more:
“And 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,”
The video was shared from BET’s Twitter account, which was then retweeted by Eminem with the quote “The Storm (Freestyle)” and has subsequently amassed over 250k retweets from the BET account and over 150k from Eminem’s account. The President has yet to respond to the video.