Eminem blasts Donald Trump as ‘loose cannon’ in new single



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The rapper hit out at the presidential candidate in politically charged track Campaign Speech

Rapper Eminem has slammed Donald Trump as a “loose cannon” in an angry rant as part of his new track Campaign Speech.

He dropped the nearly eight-minute long politically charged song, which also mentions fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin, to announce upcoming new music.

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The 44-year-old – real name Marshall Mathers – wrote on his social media pages: “Don’t worry I’m working on an album! Here’s something meanwhile.”

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Lyrics in Campaign Speech include an angry attack at US presidential candidate Trump.

He raps: “Consider me a dangerous man, but you should be afraid of this dang candidate. 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***in’ loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button, who doesn’t have to answer to no one? Great idea!”

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Another assault comes from Eminem towards the supporters of Trump as he raps: “Run the faucet, I’m a dunk a bunch of Trump supporters underwater. Em flows at one point over minimalist swabs of synth. Snuck up on ’em in Ray-Bans in a grey van with a spray tan.”

Part of the lengthy and musically minimal track references George Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch volunteer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Martin in a 2012 confrontation.

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The song includes a mention of the police involved in Martin’s death and also Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a hold by white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in 2014.

Eminem’s last record was The Marshall Mathers LP 2 in 2013, his eighth studio album.

The hip-hop performer, whose hits have included Stan and My Name Is, has yet to reveal more details of his forthcoming effort.


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