Eminem made an appearance during this year’s annual BET Hip-Hop Awards.
The rapper performed a rare new freestyle as part of the show’s long-running cypher series.
His entire freestyle addressed Donald Trump. He criticized him for complaining about NFL protests instead of taking care of hurricane victims.
Flanked by a crew that included fellow Detroiters Royce da 5’9″ and Kid Vishis, Eminem also declared himself a supporter of football’s Colin Kaepernick, whose national-anthem protests have spread across the NFL and drawn criticism from Trump on Twitter — which the rapper called a distraction from hurricane-battered Puerto Rico and other issues.
Eminem packed his bars with deft internal rhyme schemes like,
“But we better give Obama props Cause what we’ve got in office now’s A kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust.”
Elsewhere, he capped off lyrical diatribes with pointed punch lines:
“Plus he gets an enormous reaction When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that and Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored or would rather Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers.”
At one point, he took on Trump’s vow to “lower our taxes,” rhyming:
“Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips back and forth with his family His golf resorts and mansions Same s— that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered Then does it more from his endorsement of Bannon Support for the Klansmen Tiki torches in hand For the soldier that’s black and comes home from Iraq and is still told to go back to Africa.”
He also sent a message to Trump supporters.
“Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line—you’re either for or against.
And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this: fuck you.”
Watch it below.