President Donald Trump was the focus of Eminem’s 4 minutes freestyle broadcast during the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Tuesday night that went viral.
Over the more-than-4-minute verbal barrage dubbed “The Storm,” Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, attacks Trump for his response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, his repeated assailing of NFL protesters and his war of words with North Korea.
The video was recorded Friday in Detroit, the rapper’s hometown, Variety reported.
Of Trump’s series of tweets two weeks ago opposing NFL players’ protests during the national anthem, Eminem said:
This is his form of distraction
Plus, he gets an enormous reaction
when he attacks the NFL, so we focus on that
Instead of talking about Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada
All of these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather
cause a Twitter storm with the Packers
At one point, Eminem raises a fist in the air, which he says is for Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who was the first in the NFL to protest what he says is racial injustice in the United States by kneeling during the singing of the national anthem in a 2016 preseason game.
“I appreciate you @Eminem,” Kaepernick tweeted Tuesday night.
Watch Eminem’s video from below.
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017