Eminem's first big performance on national television after his vicious anti-Trump rap is earning both praise for his "revival" and calls for the "washed-up" rapper to "retire into the trailer park."
Eminem, 45, took the stage on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend to perform his new single, "Walk On Water," which contains the laughable chorus, "I walk on water, but I ain't no Jesus. I walk on water, but only when it freezes." But when the rather uninspiring performance turned into a medley of Eminem's old hits, former fans began to chime in with some performance notes and advice for the direction of his career almost as brutal as the rapper's violent rant against the president.
Watch the performance below via SNL:
As the Daily Mail highlights, the response from many describing themselves as former fans was harsh. Several people suggested it's time for him to permanently drop the mic. A few examples:
"Wish I could text my 7th grade self like: 'Omg b****, Eminem still raps in 2017 and he sucks!'"
"#Eminem is terrible...damn does the dude have any sense timing/rhythm? Well at least he got the grey dyed out of his beard... that's something I guess."
"Eminem doing a time machine performance and it ain't helping the fact that he's washed up and old. Awful performance on SNL."
"Does it feel to anyone else that he might retire during the end credits?"
"Just retire into the trailer park you're #nothing anymore."
Others slammed Eminem for using the word "retarded" in his song:
"@Eminem & @Beyonce, please stop using the #Rword in your new song, 'Walk on Water.' It is hurtful to people like my twins #shaneandwyatt who have #Downsyndrome. Let's @EndTheWord," wrote one man.
A few noted that Eminem being "washed up" was made clear back in October when he attacked Trump.
"The true sign that they're washed up is when they have to rely on Trump Derangement Syndrome to get attention. Eminem fell off," one user wrote.
The performance comes about a month after Eminem's violent, racially charged freestyle rap against Trump (video below), in which he accused Trump of supporting the KKK and Alt-Right in Charlottesville.
"From his endorsement of Bannon, support for the Klansmen, tiki torches in hand for the soldier that’s black and comes home from Iraq and is still told to go back to Africa, fork and a dagger, and this racist 94-year-old grandpa, who keeps ignoring our past, historical deplorable factors," said Eminem.
The rapper also had a blunt message to any of his fans that supported Trump.
"Any fan of mine who’s a fan of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line, you either for or against, and if you can’t decide who you like more in this split, on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this, f*** you," he said.
Fans of Eminem have said that Trump's refusal to respond to the vicious rap is more evidence of his alleged racism because the rapper's white.
Here's the video via BET: