The most entertaining aspect of the 45-year-old Eminem is not his tired "edgy" and arrhythmic rapping, but the response to his increasingly desperate attempts to get President Trump's attention.
Trump-obsessed Eminem has lashed out yet again at the president, declaring in an interview with Billboard that a "f***ing turd" — and even Hillary Clinton — would be a better president than Trump. If his over-the-top hatred for Trump loses him "half [his] fan base," Eminem says he doesn't care because he has "serious contempt" for the president and is "on the right side of this." As with his other anti-Trump tirades, the backlash to the "failed has-been" rapper's rant has been swift, brutal, and at times pretty funny.
In the interview, published Thursday, the rapper claimed he predicted that Trump would win because of the response from all those "fanatics" at the rallies that Trump "just f***ing duped":
I called it just from the rallies he was having when he first started running. Because just watching the impact he has, they were fanatics. There is something to be said about the person who really felt like he might do something for them -- and he just f***ing duped everybody. I know that Hillary [Clinton] had her flaws, but you know what? Anything would have been better [than Trump]. A fucking turd would have been better as a president. When I [put out “The Storm”], I felt that everybody who was with him at that point doesn't like my music anyway. I get the comparison with the non-political-correctness, but other than that, we’re polar opposites. He made these people feel like he was really going to do something for them. It's just so f***ing disgusting how divisive his language is, the rhetoric, the Charlottesville shit, just watching it going, "I can't believe he's saying this." When he was talking about John McCain, I thought he was done. You're f***ing with military veterans, you're talking about a military war hero who was captured and tortured. It just didn't matter. It doesn't matter. And that's some scary shit to me.
Asked if he was surprised by the blowback from his anti-Trump cypher "The Storm," Eminem said, "Yes and no."
"I knew it would get a reaction, obviously; that’s what I rap to do," he said. "But where I was coming from in that cypher was a genuine place in my heart. I [hesitate] to say [I have] hatred in my heart for him, but it’s serious contempt. I do not like the guy."
Asked if the backlash made him consider "holding back" on all the Trump vitriol in his new album, Eminem said no.
"At the end of the day, if I did lose half my fan base, then so be it, because I feel like I stood up for what was right and I'm on the right side of this," he said. "I don't see how somebody could be middle class, busting their ass every single day, paycheck to paycheck, who thinks that that f***ing billionaire is gonna help you."
Speaking of blowback, here are some of the responses to the interview on Billboard's comment section:
Eminem: "Please give me attention!!!"
M&M ? Whats that? Something from 1987 ?
And here are some from NME's coverage of "f***ing turd" quote:
Insightful stuff from the guy who raps, badly, about his mum's caravan whilst dressing like a teenager.
And don't forget that pouty teen angst look stuck on his face.
Is this clown 'artist' nominating hisself for Prez?
He is well qualified under his standards.
Enema who ?
Never heard of him.
M n Ms agony is my great JOY.
FAILED HAS BEEN little Eminem still trying to get attention like a five year old throwing a tantrum. What a PUNY LOSER...
Apparently, those are the "brainwashed" Trump "fanatics" Eminem doesn't care about losing.
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