Misery loves company. Specifically, celebrities miserable about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have plenty of company. Amy Schumer recently prompted fans to walk out of her stand-up show in Tampa after dissing the “orange monster.” Documentarian Michael Moore recently premiered a surprise “TrumpLand” film. And now Eminem has delivered his own put-down: “Campaign Speech,” which he released online on October 19. While sharing the new song on Twitter he also assured his fans, “Don’t worry I’m working on an album.”
Eminem’s addresses Trump by saying, “You say Trump don’t kiss ass like a puppet? / ‘Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the funding? / And that’s what you wanted? / A f*ckin’ loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button / Who doesn’t have to answer to no one? / Great idea!” He adds, “Run the faucet / I’ma dunk a bunch of Trump supporters underwater.” So those aggrieved Schumer fans probably won’t be buying tickets to the next Eminem concert either.
But that’s far from the only political statement in Slim Shady’s nearly eight-minute track. He also addresses racist violence, including the accused killer of nine black parishioners in a church in Charleston, South Carolina: “And send Dylann Roof through the windshield of the Benz / Until he spins like a pinwheel.” And of acquitted Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman he sings, “His whole chest and torso / Are left on the doorsteps of Trayvon’s dad as a present for him.”
What do you think of Eminem’s “Campaign Speech”? Would you vote for him?
Don’t worry I’m working on an album! Here’s something meanwhile. https://t.co/QX3cdpqFD2
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) October 19, 2016