Eminem is not a man to be messed with and not one to run away from a fight, with everyone from Christina Aguilera to his own mother coming in for a lyrical-bashing in the past.
Even so, nothing could prepare fans for the furious verses Marshall Mathers III just unleashed in the direction of US President Donald Trump, which has gone viral in the hours since.
The Slim Shady star unleashed his fury during a segment at the BET Hip Hop Awards, as part of a freestyle cypher called the storm.
It was a rap that saw Eminem confidently declare “We fucking hate Trump” before going on to tackle some of the issues surrounding the current President, including nuclear war, his row with the NFL and those plans to build a wall between the US and Mexico.
The sprawling four-minute masterpiece saw Eminem take aim at Trump in almost every conceivable way – and it was brilliant.
“Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for/ ‘Cause that’s how he gets his fucking rocks off and he’s orange/ Yeah, sick tan, that’s why he wants us to disband/ ‘Cause he can not withstand/ The fact we’re not afraid of Trump,” he raps.
“And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against, and if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for it for you with this. Fuck you.”
Here’s the entire rap, entitled “The Storm”, for you to enjoy:
Eminem also used the verse to pay tribute to NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who was the first player to protest standing during the American national anthem.
Will Trump respond in kind? It’s highly unlikely, but you know he’ll be commenting on Twitter soon enough.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.