Rappers, celebrities, and members of the media praised rapper Eminem after he unleashed a fiery four-and-a-half-minute freestyle takedown of President Trump.
In the video, which aired at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, listed off his qualms with Trump, from his handling of North Korea, NFL kneelers, and federal response to the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria.
“All of these horrible tragedies and he’s bored, would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers,” Eminem said.
The rapper also took aim at any of his fans who are also supporters of Trump, ending the video saying “fuck you,” and lifting his middle finger.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who got a shout out in a verse, said, “I appreciate you,” tagging Eminem on Twitter. Kaepernick is the player who started the national anthem kneeling controversy last season.
I appreciate you @Eminem pic.twitter.com/nwavBwsOkQ— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 11, 2017
NBA star Lebron James also thought Eminem’s performance was “fire,” according to the emojis included in his tweet.
Racism is the only thing he’s Fantastic 4(fantastic for), cause that’s how he gets his rock off, he’s orange. Sheesh @Eminem!! #United pic.twitter.com/wcL28BCWpy— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 11, 2017
Fellow rapper J Cole dubbed Eminem a “rap god.”
Whoa. Rap God. @Eminem thank you. Potentttt— J. Cole (@JColeNC) October 11, 2017
Snoop Dogg contended that Eminem said some “real shit” in a video shared on social media.
Uncle @snoopdogg salutes @eminem #hiphopawards pic.twitter.com/ib0g1ZAzRb— Power 105.1 (@Power1051) October 11, 2017
Meanwhile T-Pain said “Protect Eminem at all cost.”
Protect Eminem at all cost— T-Pain (@TPAIN) October 11, 2017
Eminem had something to say. Fuck you @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/sJtEXoJRi9— D12 (@D12) October 11, 2017
Comedian and daytime TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that she loves Eminem, complete with a heat emoji.
I @Eminem.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 11, 2017
Several journalists also showered Eminem with plaudits, including Keith Olbermann, who said he’s now an Eminem fan.
After 27 years of doubts about rap I am now an @Eminem fan. Best political writing of the year, period. #Eminem2020 https://t.co/yS2Y72n8WS— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 11, 2017
What @Eminem just did, would get him jailed in some countries. In America, rappers, NFL players and every one of us, have #FreedomOfSpeech https://t.co/CqTS3rh68X— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 11, 2017
Watch the video of the freestyle below: