Eminem “came to stomp” at the BET Hip Hop Awards Tuesday night with an explosive new freestyle rap called “The Storm,” an insult-laden blast of President Donald Trump.
In the roughly 4.5 minute-long video for the rap, pre-recorded last week, Eminem tore through Donald Trump for a number of things like his heavy focus on NFL players who are choosing to take a knee during the national anthem, his weekend golf outings and his attack of Arizona Sen. John McCain’s time spent as a prisoner of war. The 15-time Grammy Award-winning lyricist even challenged his fans to decide between him and Trump.
Here are the seven best lines from “The Storm.”
1. “‘Cause what we got in the office now’s a kamikaze/ That’ll prob’ly cause a nuclear holocaust.”
President Trump has stoked the fears of many Americans, and others around the world, that the U.S. and North Korea could enter into a nuclear war that would potentially kill an unimaginable number of people. Trump has repeatedly referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Little Rocket Man” on Twitter.
In the roughly 4.5 minute-long video for the rap, “The Storm,” Eminem tore through Donald Trump.
2. “Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for.”
Eminem calls Trump a racist, a claim that was made against him by some when he refused to acknowledge the birthplace and legitimacy of former President Barack Obama, when he called Mexican immigrants rapists, murderers and “bad hombres,” for attempting to institute new travel laws that many labelled “Muslim bans” and for aligning himself with other people accused of racism, like KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.
3. “All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather/ Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers.”
Eminem goes after the President for spending multiple days over multiple weeks focusing on the NFL players who took a knee while Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and, in the weeks since the storm, the island is still mostly without power. The mayor of San Juan is still calling the situation dire.
4. “Then says he wants to lower our taxes/ Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips?”
Opponents of the President often criticize him for his numerous weekend trips to his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort or private New Jersey golf course. Last week, Trump revealed plans for tax cuts and a simplified tax code.
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5. “To him you’re zeros/ ‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes captured.”
President Trump accused NFL players of disrespecting the military by protesting the national anthem but he previously attacked Sen. John McCain for spending five years as a prisoner of war during his service to America during the Vietnam War.
When asked if he believes McCain is a war hero, Trump said, “I like people that weren’t captured, OK?”
6. “F–k that, this is for Colin, ball up a fist/ And keep that s–t balled like Donald the b—h.”
President Trump has criticized the NFL numerous times due to players protesting social injustice, with much of his fury directed at free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began taking a knee during the national anthem last season.
7. “We love our military, and we love our country/ But we f—ing hate Trump.”
In the final lines of his freestyle rap, Eminem makes clear his reasons for writing “The Storm.”