This time Eminem targets people whose false beliefs and morals put the lives of others in danger.
Eminem might have mentioned Rap God when started his verse on “The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady” but he also claimed the title of King of Swear Words later.
King of rap? Nah, their words, not mine (Yeah)
King of swear words and not lying (Yeah)
So, with whom Slim Shady is ready to have words on his collaboration with Kid Cudi?
The first on this list is NFL player Drew Brees. He is New Orleans Saints quarterback and he decided recently to reiterate his stance on kneeling at football matches during the American national anthem. Many players kneeled to highlight continuing racial inequality and systematic oppression in the country but their position was deliberately misinterpreted as disrespect. Donald Trump expressed his outrage and call to fire all players who took the knee and the first who did that, Colin Kaepernick indeed lost his contract. In June, when protests against racially motivated police brutality started across the US, Drew Brees felt appropriate to state that: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country”.
Eminem did not spend many words on him just dropped dismissively “fuck Drew Brees”. He, however, placed him in juxtaposition with Lil Wayne, clearly showing who represents real New Orleans.
that’s Tunechi (Yeah)
That’s New Orleans (What?), fuck Drew Brees (Yeah)
Next to get into Slim’s crosshairs are people who see new preventive measures against spreading COVID-19 as an offence to their freedom. There is a sizeable chunk of the population who resists seeing a danger that the pandemic brings and refuses to take basic precautions, such as wearing face coverings. High-ranking officials in the US are the first to neglect this simple measure and Eminem starts this bar with swinging all the way to the president’s office.
Bunch of half-wits up in office (What?)
Half of us walking around like a zombie apocalypse
Other half are just pissed off and (Yeah)
Don’t wanna wear a mask and they’re just scoffing
And that’s how you end up catching the shit off ’em
I just used the same basket as you shopping
Now I’m in a fuckin’ casket from you coughin’ (Damn)
The most serious grievance Eminem brought in the end of his verse, talking about murders of George Floyd and Ahmad Arbery. He questions the whole system that allows such crimes to be repeated again and again, questions the system where dirty cops are thriving and seem to be more than just a few bad apples.
Prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (Yeah)
How the fuck is it that so many cops are dirty? (Huh?)
Stop, man, please, officer, I’m sorry
But I can’t breathe when I got you on top of me
Your goddamn knee’s on my carotid artery (Fuck)
Listen to the track below: