(LibertySociety.com) – Marshall Mathers III, also known as Eminem, unsurprisingly has a problem with yet another Republican. Like many other celebrities, he was previously friendly with former President Trump, but it did not take long for him to change his tune after he became president. In October 2017, Eminem criticized then-President Trump in a freestyle rap during the BET Hip-Hop Awards. A month later, he expressed how upset he was that Trump did not give his rant any attention.
A video of the rapper describing his feelings when having conversations about Trump recently circulated on social media. He said that he did not understand why Trump’s supporters think he is a relatable person, stating, “I get almost flustered thinking about him – that’s how angry he makes me.” He made the admission while simultaneously claiming that the 45th President has brainwashed his supporters and that he is unable to watch the news anymore because it stresses him out too much. Social media promptly exploded with Republican users proclaiming that “Trump broke Eminem.”
Now the rapper is upset that a Republican presidential candidate had the audacity to rap one of his songs while on the campaign trail. The sound of Vivek Ramaswamy singing “Lose Yourself” at the Iowa State Fair upset Eminem so much that he took legal action to stop him from doing it again. The licensing company for political entities, BMI, informed Ramaswamy’s campaign that Eminem contacted them and objected to further use of his music. He also asked for the removal of “Eminem Works” from BMI’s agreement with Ramaswamy’s campaign.
Ramaswamy laughed off the rapper’s apparent outrage that a Republican would ever utter his lyrics. In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Ramaswamy shared the Daily Mail article, captioning it with lyrics to other Eminem songs. Ramaswamy previously spoke with the New York Times in early August about his longtime appreciation of Eminem’s music. While he said that it did not matter to him whether Eminem liked him or not, he said that he is an underdog in the presidential race, just as the rapper was when he first began his music career.
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