Before releasing his highly-anticipated eighth album, Eminem took aim at Donald Trump during his BET Hip-Hop Awards 2017 cypher.
The explosive and politically-charged freestyle focused entirely on the President. “We better give Obama props ’cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust,” he rapped. “…Trump, when it comes to giving a shit, you’re stingy as I am / Except when it comes to having the balls to go against me, you hide ’em / You don’t got the fin’ nuts like an empty asylum / Racism is the only thing he’s fantastic for / That’s how he gets his fin’ rocks off and he’s orange.”
He also explained how he views President Trump’s latest attacks on the NFL players who protested police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. “This is his form of distraction,” he rapped. “Plus, he gets an enormous reaction / When he attacks the NFL, so we focus on that / Instead of talking about Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada / All these horrible tragedies, he’s bored and would rather / Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers.”
Later, he drew a line in the sand for his fans who are also Trump supporters. He added: “We love our military and we love our country, but we f***in’ hate Trump.”
This isn’t the first time Marshall Mathers has blessed the BET Hip Hop-Awards. In 2009, he rhymed alongside Mos Def and Black Thought in a cypher. Then, he returned for a Shady Records cypher in 2011, rapping beside Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse.
Eminem’s appearance comes in the wake of rumors about Marshall Mathers’ next album, which is set to drop Nov. 17, if rumors prove to be true.