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Eminem Takes Aim At Donald Trump In Fiery Freestyle From The BET Hip Hop Awards [Video/Lyrics]

first_imgLyrics To Eminem’s “The Storm”It’s the calm before the storm right here.Wait, how was I gonna start this off?I forgot… oh, yeahThat’s an awfully hot coffee potShould I drop it on Donald Trump? Probably notBut that’s all I got ’til I come up with a solid plotGot a plan and now I gotta hatch itLike a damn Apache with a tomahawkImma walk inside a mosque on RamadanAnd say a prayer that every time Melania talksShe gets a mou… Ahh, Imma stopBut we better give Obama props‘Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikazeThat’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaustAnd while the drama popsAnd he waits for s**t to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around ’til the bombing stopsIntensities heightened, tensions are risin’Trump, when it comes to giving a s**t, you’re stingy as I amExcept when it comes to having the b***s to go against me, you hide ’em‘Cause you don’t got the f**king n**s like an empty asylumRacism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for‘Cause that’s how he gets his f**king rocks off and he’s orangeYeah, sick tanThat’s why he wants us to disband‘Cause he cannot withstandThe fact we’re not afraid of TrumpF**k walkin’ on egg shells, I came to stompThat’s why he keeps screamin’ ‘Drain the swamp’‘Cause he’s in quicksandIt’s like we take a step forwards, then backwardsBut this is his form of distractionPlus, he gets an enormous reactionWhen he attacks the NFL so we focus on thatInstead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for NevadaAll these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would ratherCause a Twitter storm with the PackersThen says he wants to lower our taxesThen who’s gonna pay for his extravagant tripsBack and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?Same s**t that he tormented Hillary for and he slanderedThen does it moreFrom his endorsement of BannonSupport for the KlansmenTiki torches in hand for the soldier that’s blackAnd comes home from IraqAnd is still told to go back to AfricaFork and a dagger in this racist 94-year-old grandpaWho keeps ignoring our past historical, deplorable factorsNow if you’re a black athlete, you’re a spoiled little brat forTryina use your platform or your statureTo try to give those a voice who don’t have oneHe says, ‘You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards!’Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered‘Cause to him you’re zeros‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes capturedThat’s not disrespecting the militaryF**k that! This is for Colin, ball up a fist!And keep that s**t balled like Donald the b**ch!‘He’s gonna get rid of all immigrants!’‘He’s gonna build that thang up taller than this!’Well, if he does build it, I hope it’s rock solid with bricks‘Cause like him in politics, I’m using all of his tricks‘Cause I’m throwin’ that piece of s**t against the wall ’til it sticksAnd any fan of mine who’s a supporter of hisI’m drawing in the sand a line: you’re either for or againstAnd if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re splitOn who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this:F**k you!The rest of America stand upWe love our military, and we love our countryBut we f**king hate Trump” In the time since the BET Hip Hop Awards last night on Tuesday, Eminem’s controversial rap cypher has gone viral. The video is currently making its rounds on social media and the news, racking up over 5 million views on YouTube in just a few short hours and eliciting responses from a whole slew of celebrities ranging from LeBron James, Ellen Degeneres, T-Pain, and many more. In the four-minute freestyle rap, the Detroit rapper addresses the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, with the freestyle rap running down a list of criticisms ranging from immigration, corruption, hypocrisy, white supremacy, the NFL, gun control, environmental disasters, and much more.Trump’s Crazy Campaign Made MSNBC’s Katy Tur Start Listening To Phish AgainThe title of Eminem’s video, “The Storm,” and its opening line, “It’s the calm before the storm right here,” is a direct reference to President Trump’s cryptic and widely questioned comments earlier in the week, when he announced to the press corp during a dinner for military commanders and their spouses, “You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.” Following this opening line, Eminem holds nothing back, laying out a litany of harsh criticisms against the president and his supporters at every chance.Watch Donald Trump Frown Through This French Marching Band’s Tribute To Daft PunkDuring the video’s four-and-a-half-minute span, Eminem namedrops references to Colin Kaepernick (“This is for Colin/ball up a fist”), Barack Obama (“we better give Obama props”), Hillary Clinton (“Same s**t that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered/Then does it more”), and Stephen K. Bannon (“From his endorsement of Bannon/Support for the Klansmen”) as well as indirectly alluding to Trump’s beef with Vietnam war hero, Senator John McCain (“[Trump] says, ‘You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards!’/Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered/cause to him you’re zeroes/cause he don’t like his war heroes captured”).While the cypher itself is packed full of direct jabs against the president, Eminem is no stranger to controversy nor is he a stranger to openly criticizing the president—in recent months, the rapper has led “Fuck Trump” chants at shows and gone on the record that he “can’t stand” the president. Despite this clear stance now, there was a point in time that Trump and Eminem were on more positive terms. In 2004, Trump appeared at Eminem’s Shady Convention, where he endorsed the rapper, citing, “I know a winner when I see one, and Donald Trump is telling you right now: Slim Shady is a winner! He’s got brains, he’s got guts, and he’s got Donald Trump’s vote!”Since the inauguration earlier this year, many mainstream artists have spoken out against President Trump, albeit in more sanitized terms. One of the reasons Eminem’s cypher has gained so much attention is his concise articulation that he is not afraid of losing fans by firing back at Trump. “The Storm” closes with a clear ultimatum that Eminem directs toward his own fanbase: “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 you with this,” before giving the middle finger to the camera. This comes ahead of the final closing lines of his freestyle where he clarifies that he loves both the military and the country, but that he “f**king hate Trump.”You can watch Eminem’s harsh criticisms of Donald Trump from the BET Hip Hop Awards, plus you can read the lyrics of “The Storm” below.last_img read more

Czechs mark end of lockdown with dinner on a bridge

first_imgSeveral improvised bands played and sang along the curvy table adorned with oxeye daisies and new friendships were sealed over a snack or a glass. (AFP) PRAGUE – Crowds gathered on Prague’s Charles Bridge on Tuesday to celebrate the end of the Czech Republic’s coronavirus crisis with a group dinner along a gigantic table set up on the historic landmark. The EU member of 10.7 million people has by now eased most of the anti-virus measures it introduced early on – thanks to which it has fared relatively well, registering fewer than 12,000 coronavirus cases and under 350 deaths. Residents dine at a 500-meter-long table spanning across the length of the medieval Charles Bridge as restrictions ease following the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Prague, Czech Republic, June 30, 2020. REUTERS “We want to celebrate the end of the coronavirus crisis with people meeting up and showing they’re no longer afraid to meet others. That they aren’t afraid to accept a bite of a sandwich from someone.” “Everyone had to do something to be here, bring food or a flower. The idea was for everyone to get involved,” Prague cafe owner and event organizer Ondrej Kobza told AFP. On the 14th-century bridge, merrymakers munched on snacks and sipped drinks they brought from home, sharing their fare with others at the table spanning 500 meters (a third of a mile).last_img read more

Brewers swept by red-hot Rockies

first_imgMilwaukee Brewers\’ Mat Gamel showed the frustration felt by his team after striking out in the ninth to end the game and the series against the Colorado Rockies.[/media-credit]MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are learning to love life on the road under new manager Jim Tracy.Aaron Cook pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and closer Huston Street shook off a ninth-inning home run by Ryan Braun to earn his fourth save in as many games, lifting the Rockies to a 5-4 victory and three-game sweep over Milwaukee on Thursday.That’s eight straight wins, all on the road, for the Rockies, who completed a four-game sweep of St. Louis earlier this week — shredding two of the NL Central’s best over seven days.“I think we should just go straight to Seattle,” Cook said.Instead, the Rockies will face the Mariners at home, where they’re 9-14 this season.“Now we have to take this home with us to our fans and get our house in order,” Tracy said. “Because we’re a much better team at home than 9-14.”Colorado is 10-4 under Tracy, who took over for the fired Clint Hurdle on May 29.But it’s not like the Rockies were completely adversity-free Thursday: Catcher Paul Phillips nearly got run over by the Miller Park “Racing Sausage” mascots as he walked out of the dugout.And Phillips got booed for it!“I said, ‘Jeez, tough crowd,’” said Phillips, whose two-run single in the eighth proved to be the difference for the Rockies. “They were more into the sausage race, obviously, than they were the game.”Oh, and Braun’s three-run homer off Street in the ninth did add some drama.With the Rockies leading 5-1, Randy Flores allowed a pair of runners to reach base with one out. Tracy brought in Street, who struck out Mike Rivera before giving up Braun’s homer.Street, who saved the Rockies’ previous three games, then walked Prince Fielder before striking out Mat Gamel to earn his 12th save of the season and fourth in four games. Street was the Rockies’ sixth reliever of the day.“We taxed ourselves a little bit today, obviously,” Tracy said. “We took it to the limit a couple of times. But once again, we made some huge pitches when we had to.”Milwaukee’s typically potent offense scored only four runs in the first two games of the series and couldn’t manage anything against starter Cook (5-3) until the seventh.“That team’s playing really well,” Braun said. “And it’s a weird game: It seems like when you’re playing really well you get all the breaks, and when you’re not going well like we are now, you just find a way to come up on the short end of games like this.”The Brewers took some solace in the fact that they at least had several scoring chances. That wasn’t the case in the first two games of the series, when the Brewers managed a total of only four runs and struggled to get runners on base.“You’ve got to try to take all the positives you can from a game like this, a series like this,” Braun said.With the Rockies ahead 3-0 in the seventh, Cook gave up a pair of singles and a walk to load the bases with no outs. Tracy then used three relievers to limit the damage: Matt Daley gave up a sacrifice fly to Corey Hart, Alan Embree got Craig Counsell to line out to right, and Joel Peralta walked Mike Cameron to bring up Braun with the bases loaded and two outs.After falling behind 1-2, Peralta got Braun to chase a 79 mph slider — then struck him out on a 93 mph fastball.Cook ended Brewers scoring threats with strikeouts in the previous two innings, getting Bill Hall in fifth and Gamel in the sixth.Brewers manager Ken Macha saw the Brewers’ scoring chances as a sign of progress, even if they didn’t cash in.“It’s the job of myself and the coaching staff to continue to stay positive,” Macha said. “I think the comeback in the ninth inning is going to help.”Yovani Gallardo (6-3) gave up only two runs but struggled with his control, throwing 105 pitches over five innings and walking four.NOTES: First-base umpire Jerry Crawford left the game after the second inning after becoming ill. … Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the hearing for Cameron’s appeal of his two-game suspension for making contact with an umpire has yet to be scheduled. … The Rockies selected Tracy’s son, Mark, a catcher at Duquesne University, in the 49th round of the first-year player draft. “We didn’t ask for any favors, but I’m proud of him,” Jim Tracy said.last_img read more