Remember When Eminem Loved Trump [VIDEO]
Once upon a time, Leftist treated Trump like one of them. The billionaire rolled with the big dawgs, and was considered one of them.
Back in 2004, MTV hosted the Shady National Convention. Shady represented Eminem’s alter ego, and Shady chose somebody he respected to help him shake up the establishment.
After all, isn’t that what a white rapper essentially did?
Also, in 2004 Trump was hailed as “the man most likely to post Eminem’s bail”. Then they later dubbed him “Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Cash.”
During his speech, Trump exclaimed:
“I’m Donald Trump, I’m always right!”
And guess what happened? The crowd went wild!
Here is Donald Trump giving a 'nominating speech' for Slim Shady/Eminem in 2004 pic.twitter.com/iuGdqGsYdG
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 4, 2016
There’s the proof. Eminem’s audience loved Trump. And so did Eminem.
Then Shady spoke. He promised to tackle issues head on, the crowd not caring that there was no real election attached to his rousing speech.
Oddly enough, Shady was hailed as the “first candidate to honestly speak his mind 100% of the time.”
Talk about the prophetic MTV spoof. Eerie in how things turned out, given all the similarities.
So what happened?
Donald Trump is the same man. But apparently Shady isn’t.
Now, Eminem joins the league of elite Leftists who go around bashing Trump. Bad timing for Shady in the wake of the Weinstein revelations. The optics of this make Eminem look a bit desperate for attention.
You had to know this was coming.
As CNN reports, Martin Mathers released a new track, bashing President Trump.
Rapper Eminem unleashed a blistering four-and-a-half minute attack on President Donald Trump in a freestyle that aired Tuesday during the BET Hip Hop Awards. In it, he questioned the President’s patriotism, criticized his policies and ridiculed his campaign promises. It ended with a challenge to his own fans, saying ‘You’re either for or against.’
Word of advice: You can’t get these 4 minutes back!
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017
However, Eminem shouldn’t be too pleased with himself. It seems some of his biggest fans mutated into critics who charge Eminem with being an outdated misogynist.
As one such critic proclaims:
Eminem’s earlier habit of mercilessly lampooning turn-of-the-millennium pop culture was refreshing at the time. The shtick has since turned stale…It’s as though Eminem has morphed from a free-flowing abstract painter—where his genius seemed to appear almost accidentally—to a more efficient but ultimately less appealing robot….at times, nouveau Eminem seems like a bizarro-version of himself. Like a genius gone off the rails, muttering to himself on a street corner or a highly advanced computer program stuck in a glitch.
Fudging the Facts
Eminem claims to keep his rhetoric real. Yet, his assault on Trump is filled with mistruths. For example, one verse says:
…he gets an enormous reaction
When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that
Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada
All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather
Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers
Then says he wants to lower our taxes
Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips
Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?
Same s**t that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered
Then does it more
I’m sure there is “art” in there somewhere, but it appears more like ramblings of a mad man. Or somebody who works on Clinton’s losing campaign team.
For the record, outside of Secret Service protection, President Trump finances his own trip. And he pays for his own security detail at Trump Tower. Plus, Trump donates his entire paycheck back to the country. Those are some “Shady” facts.
The Point of the Matter
Of course, we could spend hours dissecting the song line by line. Then we could offer up the research to prove Slim Shady is drinking the Kool-Aid of Leftism. However, that’s actually beside the point. The real point is simple. When it was popular to love Trump, Eminem loved Trump. The second Hollywood turned against him, Shady jumped off the Trump Train and onto the bandwagon.
Think Shady checks the pulse of hip hop America?
At the Hip Hop Awards in 2016, rappers were asked who they’d vote for. You can bet they chose Hillary Clinton.
Perhaps, these guys missed out on the moment when Hillary suggested that black youth are super predators, and we need to bring them to heel?
This is the hypocrisy of the left in a nutshell.
Politics is nothing more than a popularity contest. And when Hollywood influences the vote, the real loser is mainstream America. So forgive me if I don’t rush out to buy Eminem’s new album. His moment in the spotlight expired. In fact, now that he’s asked fans to choose between him and the president, Eminem might see the Trump Factor up close and personal.