Friday, September 14, 2018

Eminem really got visited by Secret Service after Trump diss

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 10:46 AM

  • Scrrenshot from YouTube.

On Eminem's latest record, Kamikaze, which unexpectedly dropped last month, he raps on track "The Ringer" that President Donald Trump sent the Secret Service to question him following a blistering freestyle takedown of Trump and his supporters that aired during last year's BET Awards:

These verses are makin' him a wee bit nervous
And he's too scurred to answer me with words
'Cause he knows that he will lyrically get murdered
But I know at least he's heard it
'Cause Agent Orange just 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

As has always been the case with Em's lyrics, it can be hard to tell what is real and what is fantasy. But apparently, this one is 100 percent true. Eminem confirmed it in a recent sit-down interview with MTV News' Sway.

"They came to my studio, yeah," Eminem said. "They were just basically asking me questions about my lyrics to see ... what the intent was behind them, and to see if I was making an actual threat or just expressing myself."

Eminem doubled down on his distaste for Trump in the interview — at one point, quaking with rage, he stopped himself and said, "I don't want to get into this whole Trump thing anymore" — but did add if he could go back he would be less hard on Trump voters:

"At least when this shit is all said and done, maybe I can just be on the right side of history. You got people dissecting the bars, and going, 'Aw, this shit is trash, it's not even that good.' That's not what it's about. You're missing the whole point. Do you know what I'm saying? I'm trying to say this also to my fanbase who might have voted for him. A lot of people in my fanbase probably did. I realized after it was all said and done that maybe I should have just attacked him."

Em said as much on "The Ringer," rapping, "But if I could go back, I'd at least reword it/ And say I empathize with the people this evil serpent/ Sold the dream to that he's deserted."

He and Trump might bond over at least one thing, though.

"But my beef is more media journalists," he continues. "...'Cause they been pannin' my album to death."

You can watch the clip with Sway below.

Stay on top of Detroit news and views. Sign up for our weekly issue newsletter delivered each Wednesday.

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation