Eminem Slammed For 'Disgusting' Lyric About Ariana Grande Manchester Concert Bombing In New Song
Guess who's back? Back AGAIN with another surprise album? Yep, Eminem has just dropped his 11th LP, Music to be Murdered By, featuring the likes of late rapper Juice WRLD, Ed Sheeran, Anderson .Paak, Royce Da 5'9, Skylar Grey, Young M.A, and more.
But the rapper has caused controversy with a 'disgusting' lyric about the bomb attack on singer Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Arena two years ago.
It's your funeral...#MusicToBeMurderedBy Out Now - https://t.co/q4TAFJUVGV pic.twitter.com/6PqnTjCKgu
- Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) January 17, 2020
While many fans were chuffed by the surprise album, plenty of others noticed the 'disrespectful' lyric in one song that didn't sit quite so well with them - as it referenced the Manchester Arena bomb attack, which killed 22 innocent people at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert.
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."
The controversial track also addresses all that Machine Gun Kelly beef ("But when they ask me is the war finished with MGK? Of course it is / I cleansed him of his mortal sins, I'm God, I'm the Lord, forgives even the devil worshippers!"), but elsewhere on the album, there's also an appearance from the late Juice WRLD, who died at the age of 21 in December.
The young rapper (whose real name is Jarad A Higgins) died just six days after celebrating his 21st birthday, having reportedly suffered a seizure.
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