Marshall “Eminem” Mathers has officially committed the ultimate form of career suicide.
On October 10, he posted a divisive video titled “The Storm” in which he classlessly and inaccurately bashed President Trump. However, the rapper didn’t stop there. Towards the end of his tawdry tirade, he flipped off his own fans who also happen to support President Trump.
Everything You Need To Know About “The Storm”
“The Storm” is a freestyle rap video featuring Eminem making flagrantly untrue claims about the President.
Firstly, the rapper’s opening verse started as follows:
“We better give Obama props ’cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust while the drama pops, and he waits for s— to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around till the bombing stops.”
This particular lyric references the tension between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. However, Eminem conveniently neglected to mention that Kim Jong Un has chosen to threaten America for years. Should the President sit back and do nothing? Confronting a threat isn’t causing a “nuclear holocaust”; it’s defending one’s nation.
Eminem then went on to censure President Trump’s travel and Twitter habits before calling him a racist:
“Same s— that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered then does it more. From his endorsement of Bannon, support for the Klansman, tiki torches in hand for the soldier that’s black and comes home from Iraq and is still told to go back to Africa.”
The whole “Trump is racist” narrative is complete garbage. It’s simply not accurate. Sadly, this doesn’t matter to progressives like Eminem. They will say whatever’s needed to engender headlines in the attempt to salvage their depleting careers.
President Trump is not a racist. Claiming that he is over and over again does not make it accurate. As a matter of fact, the President is on record condemning racism. Despite the media’s reluctance to cover it, he also condemned the racists in Charlottesville. This doesn’t matter to Eminem though. He’ll do whatever it takes to please his liberal buddies and earn some attention from the press.
The Epic Downfall of Eminem
Despite the fallacies in Eminem’s freestyle rap, had he simply stuck to criticizing the President, the damage may have been minimal. However, Eminem truly annihilated his career with the final ending verse:
“And 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,” he raps before shoving his middle finger into the camera.
This is where he messed up. In order for any entertainer to make it, plentiful fans are utterly paramount. A plethora of his audience consists of white males who vote Republican. In light of this, flipping off fans who also support President Trump was not the smoothest of moves. His career will inevitably suffer as a result.
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The entirety of “The Storm” consists of egregiously fallacious assertions. President Trump is not going to “get rid of all immigrants.” He’s going to enforce legal immigration. Why are progressives so opposed to law and order?
Eminem also promoted gun control in reference to the Las Vegas shootings. Tragically, like most Democrats, he fails to comprehend that criminals don’t follow gun control laws. Furthermore, the assertions of President Trump not valuing veterans, war heroes, or people of color is simply not accurate.
The fans that Eminem choose to give the middle finger to will likely take their viewership and funds elsewhere, and rightfully so. One way or the other, entertainers need to learn that their fans are what makes them great successes. Alienating those who support you due to political differences is the ultimate form of career suicide.
Moreover, Eminem is in absolutely no position whatsoever to claim the moral high ground. He is infamous for his derogatory lyrics where he promotes violence against women and gay people. Hopefully, the short term glory of millions of views and heavy media coverage was worth it for Marshall Mathers.
This is truly the beginning of the end for his career, and like all cases of self sabotage, Eminem did it to himself.