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Eminem has dissed people who refuse to wear face masks in a new rap.
In a new song with Kid Cudi released yesterday (Thursday), Slim Shady criticised people who are 'scoffin' about wearing face masks in order to help fight the spread of Covid-19.
In a verse on 'The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady', he raps:
"F*ck going on man? (Yeah)
Bunch of half wits up in office
Half of us walkin' around like a zombie apocalypse
Other half are just p*ssed off and don't wanna wear a mask
And they're just scoffin'
And that's how you end catchin' the sick off 'em
I just used the same basket as you shoppin'
Now I'm in a f*ckin' casket from you coffin'"
In the US, there has been mixed messaging from President Donald Trump about face masks and numerous incidents of people angrily refusing to wear them.
Eminem - real name Marshall Mathers - also addressed the ongoing problem of police brutality on the track. He raps:
"Prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery
How the f*ck is it that so many cops dirty
Stop man please officer I'm sorry
But I can't breathe when I got you on top of me
Your god damn knee's in my carotid artery"
The 47-year-old previously indicated that he had been keeping himself busy in lockdown working on new music. But when you've been in the game as long as he has, you built up quite the book of bars, meaning he has to Google his own lyrics to make sure he isn't repeating himself when writing new songs.
Speaking to Lil Wayne on his Young Money Radio show, the Em said: "When we first start out, it's just like a blank canvas. We paint on that s**t and keeping painting until every area is full.
"When you made so many songs about everything, it gets a little tricky... You start getting to the point where you've rapped about everything, you've rhymed every word there is to rhyme."
Wayne could relate with this predicament, and replied: "If you go through my phone history, my Google history and you press L, first thing that will come up is 'Lil Wayne lyrics'. I literally have to Google my lyrics to make sure I didn't say certain stuff before."
This songwriting habit struck a chord with Marshall, who said: "Yo, I swear to god I do that too.
"That's funny as hell because I've been doing that for like the past five years, man. You be like, 'I knew I flipped this'."
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