LeBron James praises Eminem for freestyle rap bashing Donald Trump (vid)
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, took to social media to express approval of a freestyle rap from Eminem in which the President is bashed.
Eminem’s freestyle performance was aired during the BET Hip Hop Awards Tuesday night when he unleashed a freestyle performance, entitled, “The Storm” where Trump was called out and still-unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a shout out.
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The FULL verse that EVERYBODY is talking about! @eminem BODIED THIS! #HipHopAwards pic.twitter.com/zoS0wEwjQF
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017
“This is for Colin, ball up a fist,” Eminem raps in the four-minute clip posted by BET. “And keep that s— balled, like Donald the b—.”
James tweeted out a line from the track — “Racism’s the only thing he’s Fantastic 4 cause that’s how he gets his rock off, he’s orange'” — along with a pic of The Thing from “Fantastic Four” to illustrate the reference before shouting out Eminem.
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
The track features a blistering run of anti-Trump screeds, but Eminem’s rap also received appreciated approval from Kaepernick, who tweeted out the relevant portion of the track in which he’s mentioned while tweeting “I appreciate you @Eminem.”
I appreciate you @Eminem pic.twitter.com/nwavBwsOkQ
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 11, 2017
A request by CNN for comment from the White House on Eminem’s performance was not immediately returned.