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Eminem Recreates Las Vegas Shooting In New Video As He Calls For Gun Control

Eminem Recreates Las Vegas Shooting In New Video As He Calls For Gun Control

Eminem surprised fans by releasing a new album titled Music To Be Murdered By earlier today and it's caused some controversy among listeners.

Now a video for one of the songs, 'Darkness', has been released where the 47-year-old rapper appears to have recreated the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, putting himself in the role of the gunman.

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The idea has been dubbed 'deep and dark' but Eminem has used it to call for gun control in the US by assuming the role of the gunman who killed 58 concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival.

The third verse reads: "People start to show up, time to start the show up / It's 10.05pm and the curtain starts to go up / And I'm already sweatin', but I'm locked and loaded.

"For rapid fire spittin' for all the concert-goers / Scopes for sniper vision, surprise from out of nowhere / As I slide the clip in from inside the hotel / Leanin' out the window, going Keyser Söze.

"Finger on the trigger, but I'm a licensed owner / With no prior convictions, so loss, the sky's the limit / So my supplies infinite, strapped like I'm a soldier."

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The video goes on to ask 'when will this end?' Credit: YouTube/EminemMusic
The video goes on to ask 'when will this end?' Credit: YouTube/EminemMusic

As the song is coming to an end, previous TV reports can be seen with emphasis on the word 'another' before a message comes up asking: "When will this end?"

The video then answers that question with: "When enough people care." It then goes on to encourage people to register to vote and 'make your voice heard and help change gun laws in America'.

Earlier today Eminem was slammed for what was described as a 'disgusting' lyric regarding the bomb attack on singer Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester Arena two years ago.

The track in question is called 'Unaccommodating', in which Eminem raps: "But I'm contemplating yelling 'Bombs away' on the game / Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting."

One person tweeted the star: "You're so disgusting I hope u know that..... what u said was very uncalled for and so hurtful to so many people."

Another person said: "Eminem literally just made a joke about the Manchester bombing at Ariana Grande's concert... that is just so f***ing sick, y'all better not give this man any attention. People literally lost their lives, and you're going to release music and try to make a profit off of them?"

A third wrote: "Always had respect for Eminem but who tf makes a joke about a terrorist attack that killed innocent kids and permanently wounded others? Ariana still hasn't healed from it either. I hope the 10 minutes of clout was worth it."

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Topics: Entertainment, Music, eminem, album

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]