If you followed rapper Eminem for any amount of time, you’d know that he is not a fan of Donald Trump. Well, it turns out that a TMZ staffer was concerned about the welfare of Trump, due to some of the rappers anti-Trump lyrics and contacted the Secret Service to notify them about him.
According to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News this week under the Freedom of Information Act, the Secret Service’s interest in speaking to the rapper were based on “threatening lyrics” from his song “Framed” that appeared on the ’Revival’ album.
According to information found in 40 pages of documents, on Dec. 15, 2017, the same day the ‘Revival’ album was released, “a concerned citizen reported Marshall Mathers the rapper ‘Eminem’ had a new song called ‘Framed’ with an inappropriate comment towards President Donald Trump and a threatening comment towards Ivanka Trump.”
BuzzFeed reports that the concerned citizen, now identified as a TMZ staffer, sent the Secret Service an email with a link to an article in The Hill about the song. “I want to know if your agency is investigating Eminem for his threatening lyrics about First daughter Ivanka Trump,” the person reportedly wrote.
The investigative documents stated that the TMZ staffer wrote, “The song was about a murder that he could remember and must be ‘framed’ with the specific lyrics, ‘Donald Duck’s on as the Tonka Truck in the yard. But dog, how the fuck is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car? … ‘ cause I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde Girl, that motherfuckin’ baton twirler that got dumped in the pond, Second murder with no recollection of it…”
The staffer even goes on to mention that, “This is not the first time MATHERS made threatening comments towards POTUS and his family. In June 2017, MATHERS freestyled comments that were threatening in nature towards POTUS.”
During Eminem’s interview with the Secret Service, BuzzFeed reports that when agents began to read the lyrics of his freestyle rap, “Mathers was familiar the song and began rap along with the interviewers as the verse was read,” according to the documents.
Following the interview, it was discussed at a Secret Service meeting, and officials determined that “this case will be NON-REFERRED” to a federal prosecutor.