On Tuesday, the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards aired with special performances by Yo Gotti, Uncle Luke and Cardi B, who won big with five awards throughout the night. The annual show featured its highly anticipated cypher segment, where underground and up and coming rappers freestyle over a classic beat. However, the most talked about cypher of the night, came from none other than Eminem.
The rapper dropped an explosive politically charged verse exclusively for the BET Hip Hop Awards, where he drew a line in the sand, separating himself from his fans that are in support of Donald Trump. In the 4:34 minute verse, Eminem ripped Trump apart for his divisive language and used his platform and privilege to combat prejudice.
“We better give Obama props, cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust. And while the drama pops and he waits for shit to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around til the bombing stops,” Em rapped in his solo cypher.
“Intensities heighten, tensions are rising. 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 them. Cause you don’t got the f*ckin nuts, like an empty asylum.”
“Yeah, sick tan. That’s why he wants us to disband cause he cannot withstand the fact that we are not afraid of Trump. F*ck walking on eggshells, I came to stomp. That’s why he keep screaming drain the swamp cause he’s in quicksand.”
Eminem then rapped about Trump’s mismanagement of the issues in the world. Instead of discussing gun reform in Nevada, he focuses on his issues with NFL player protests as a distraction.
He then raised his fist, saying “Fuck That, this for Colin. Ball up a fist, and keep that shit balled, like Donald the b*tch.”
“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 in your split, on who you should stand beside I’ll do it for you with this – F*ck You! The rest of America stand up, we love our military and we love our country. But we f*cking hate TRUMP!”