Eminem Claims He Was Chased By The Secret Service In 'Kamikaze' Lyrics
Oh dear, Eminem. While we're all big fans of your ever controversial lyrics, we fear this time you might actually have teetered over that ever important proverbial line.
If you hadn't already heard (and you definitely should have heard by now), the Detroit rapper dropped his new album, Kamikaze, by surprise last night and it's already causing quite a stir.
Of course, we're no stranger to a classic Eminem diss.
Across the course of his impressive 19-year career, the rapper has publicly dissed Mariah Carey, Limp Bizkit and Elton John, to name a few. He's even had a pop at his own bloody mother.
But now, in this latest 13-track album co-produced by Dr Dre, it seems that the Real Slim Shady has gone one step further and it's got listeners of the album completely divided.
On track The Ringer, Em made a link to US President Donald Trump, referring to him as 'Agent Orange' and claims that he sent the Secret Service to check him out.
"Sent the Secret Service to meet in person / To see if I really think of hurtin' him / Or ask if I'm linked to terrorists," raps Em.
But again, dissing a president is nothing new for Eminem.
On the 2004 album Encore, ex-President George W Bush received an almighty backlash from Em in response to his involvement in the Iraq war.
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But addressing political controversy with carefully crafted lyrics is okay in our book. Y'know, freedom of speech and all that.
But what we don't think is cool is how Em has took to dissing a throng of other rappers, for absolutely no reason.
On the track Fall, which features vocals from Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, Em calls out several rappers, including Chance the Rapper, for reasons that are not apparent to us.
But possibly the most toe-curlingly awkward moment of all is when Em turns his attention to Tyler, the Creator in a what appears to be a uncalled-for slew of homophobic abuse.
"Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a f****t bitch. It's not just 'cause you lack attention, it's because you worship D12's balls," he raps about Tyler.
Ouch. It's no wonder these lyrics have got people divided.
Some fans have praised the ballsy lyrics featured on the album, arguing that Kamikaze is a no-bullshit record.
One Twitter user said: "What a fucking album. Eminem rapping and dissing in 2018 like it's the year 2000."
Another said: "Eminem's new album is straight fire. No bullshit radio hits, just bars after bars."
But others have expressed their disdain.
"Eminem can catch a huge L for calling Tyler, the Creator the f-word. Ya old bitter ass," one user said on Twitter.
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