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Eminem Slammed For Lyrics About Ariana Grande & The Manchester Bombing On His Surprise New Album

We don’t recall anyone begging for another controversial Eminem record, yet, here we are…

Less than 24 hours after dropping a surprise studio album titled Music To Be Murdered By, the 47-year-old rapper is already under fire for featuring lyrics where he compares himself to the suicide bomber that killed 22 people and injured countless others at an Ariana Grande concert in 2017.

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While the emcee formerly known as Slim Shady has certainly made a career out of using provocative lyrics, we must admit, this latest bit might dethrone some of his worst lines to date.

On the track Unaccomodating, Em raps at length about his musical skills and impact on the industry while also addressing his ongoing feud with Machine Gun Kelly.

He also compared himself to the likes of known terrorists Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein before he delivers this cold-blooded line that reads:

“But I’m contemplating yelling ‘Bombs away’ on the game / Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting.”

To make matters even worse, it was followed by the sound of an explosion — you know, just in case that terrible reference went over anyone’s heads?


Fans were quick to condemn the lyrics on social media, which made the hashtag #EminemIsOverParty trend.

Read through what a few disgusted Twitter users had to get off their chest about it all (below):

“Eminem rapping about the Manchester bombings thinking he’s clever. What a c**t innocent people DIED in those bombings and he thinks he’s alright to bring it up in his new songs. Why would he even consider bringing that tragic time into a song? Absolutely horrendous”

“it honestly disgusts me that Eminem would write a lyric about the Manchester bombing in a joking matter. That happened only 3 years ago and it affected so many peoples lives. f**king sick.”

“Eww Eminem made a joke about the Manchester attack in his new song… disgusting”

“I am disgusted how did he or his team think this was okay? he’s trash”

“This is so messed up! Many people (mostly children) were injured at this concert and some even lost their lives, and he thinks it’s ok to put this lyric in a song? @Eminem maybe try and have a little respect, and don’t use a terrorist attack to gain clout.”

“Even if you don’t like Ariana Grande, commenting so poorly over a bombed concert, a literal terrorist attack, is gross.”

Ari, nor anyone from her team, has yet to respond to the lyrical jab — but it sounds like everyone else online got our collective sentiments across. The whole thing is just icky.

At this stage in his career, does Eminem need the clout THAT badly he’d resort to cheap tactics like this?? / (c) WENN

Music To Be Murdered By marks the artist’s first full-length release since 2018’s Kamikaze and thanks to that awful line, the project is already courting controversy. We wish we could say things stopped there but they don’t…

A video has already been released for a different track on the album called Darkness and the visuals appear to be inspired by the Las Vegas shooting massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in 2017.

As our readers will recall, that tragedy claimed the lives of 59 people and the six-minute music video includes news footage about it as well as reports of other recent mass shootings. It’s meant to urge viewers to vote in favor of gun reform legislation.

“When will this end? When enough people care,” the text at the end of the shocking clip reads, before directing fans to to make their voices heard. It’s certainly an important message — even if we’re not a fan of the messenger.

However, it may not be enough to convince anyone to look past that Manchester line. We wouldn’t blame them either!

As one Twitic so eloquently penned:

“Don’t let Eminem new music video about gun laws distract you from him also making light of the Manchester bombing?”

What do YOU think about all this, Perezcious readers? Sound OFF with your thoughts in the comments section (below)…

[Image via Abel Fermin/Ivan Nikolov/WENN]

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Jan 17, 2020 08:07am PDT