Marshall Mathers, more commonly known as Eminem, recently called out the National Rifle Association and gun owners during a freestyle rap at a concert.
The 45-year-old rapper was introduced on stage by fellow Detroit rapper Big Sean and Alex Moscou, one of the survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month.
Instead of singing the first verse of his single “Nowhere Fast,” the artist broke into an explicit freestyle criticizing the NRA.
In a display of his diminishing skills when it comes to clever rhymes, the now rhyme-less 45-year-old rapped, “This whole country is going nuts, and the NRA is in our way/They’re responsible for this whole production/They hold the strings, they control the puppet/And they threaten to take donor bucks/So they know the government won’t do nothing and no one’s budging/Gun owners clutching their loaded weapons/They love their guns more than our children.”
Eminem’s attack on the NRA comes after the rapper Common condemned the group and the Trump administration during a performance at the Oscars earlier this month.
″On Oscar night, this is the dream we tell — a land where dreamers live and freedom dwells,” Common rapped in the opening verse. “Immigrants get the benefits. We put up monuments for the feminists.”
— COMMON (@common) March 5, 2018
“Tell the NRA they in God’s way. And to the people of Parkland, we say ase,” he continued, referencing the West African concept that there exists a power to make things happen and enact change. “Sentiments of love for the people from Africa, Haiti to Puerto Rico.”
During his freestyle performance, Eminem referenced Trump: “Any fan of mine who is 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: F*ck you.”
Ironically, the rapper who has now declared war against the NRA after a horrific school shooting used to rap about being a school shooter himself, as can be seen here:
>"I take seven kids from Columbine, stand 'em all in line
Add an AK-47, a revolver, a nine
A Mack-11 and it oughta solve the problem of mine"
>Really activates the almonds hey https://t.co/RaCrKhYzvs
— Rational Gent 🇿🇦 (@RationalGent) March 12, 2018
That little snippet of his lyrics is but a tiny sample of the multitude of songs and verses he has written over the years about guns, gun violence, and gun ownership.
But hey, now that he needs some attention to compensate for his increasingly poor new music, the formerly anti-establishment rapper has jumped on board the liberal gun control bandwagon.
As if he himself hasn’t glorified guns and eschewed the politically correct positions for the past decade or two:
— Steve Svensson (@stompk) March 12, 2018
Speaking of Eminem’s history with guns, he was nearly sent to jail on felony gun charges, as reported by MTV in 2001.
The rapper managed to avoid a potential five-year prison sentence and escaped court with only one year of probation after he pleaded no contest to the felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a license and the misdemeanor charge of brandishing a firearm in public.
Those charges stemmed from an incident in 2000 in which he used his handgun to threaten a member of a rival Detroit-area rap group, the Insane Clown Posse, during an altercation in a car stereo shop parking lot.
Luckily for him, that probation sentence ran concurrently with a two-year probation sentence he had already received over a separate incident in which he had used his gun to attack a man outside a nightclub who had kissed his then-wife — the same wife he routinely rapped about abusing and murdering.
As was noted by The Daily Wire, this latest anti-gun, anti-NRA stunt appears to be little more than a cry for attention from a formerly revered rapper who simply has seen his time in the spotlight pass.
Thus, his repeated verbal assaults on President Donald Trump and Trump supporters, and his complaints that those attacks on Trump haven’t elicited the response from the president that he was seeking.
This is just laughable, or would be, were it not such a serious subject being used in such a dishonest way. Sorry Eminem, but from a former fan who has since moved on from your indecent and sophomoric antics … grow up, learn how to actually rhyme again, stay off the PC bandwagon you once rightly criticized, or just shut up and go away, because all you are doing is embarrassing yourself.
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