BET hosted another long-awaited Hip-Hop Award show last night. While Cardi B won “Best New Artist”, Kendrick took home the “Album of the Year” award, and of course DJ Khalid won “Best Collaboration” with his hit Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna; let’s just skip the remaining details for now and get right to the BET cyphers – since those seem to be the highlight each year.
While Rapsody, Tokyo Jetz, Kash Doll, and Leikeli47’s delivered a mean cypher representing the ladies, the cyphers were filled with political punchlines and phrases letting the world know that hip-hop is paying close attention to the political climate in this country. CyHi, Fat Joe and Belly’s presentation was only the beginning of punches thrown at our President. There was one cypher fans had been anticipating all night that kept music lovers on the edge of their seats – the return of Eminem. Marshall Mathers, one of the most unpredictable MC’s in hip-hop graced the BET cypher last night and by the time he spit his last bar – Twitter was in shambles. Eminem came out with guns blazing and delivered a hip-hop kamikaze to Donald Trump; and we LIVED for every bar!
Racism’s the only thing he’s Fantastic Four
Cause that’s how he get’s his fuckin rocks off , cause he’s orange
Yeah , sick tan. That’s why he wants us to disband,
cause he can not withstand
the fact we’re not afraid of Trump.
Fuck walking on egg shells, I came to Stomp
That’s why he keeps screaming drain the swamp
cause he’s in quicksand
It’s like we take a step forward then backwards
but this is his form of distraction
plus he gets an enormous reaction
When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that and
Instead of talking Puerto Rico or Gun reform for Nevada
All these horrible tragedies and these *sic* would rather
Twitter storm with the Packers….
That first part was just a warm-up. Eminem continued spitting nothing but hardcore facts:
Same shit that he tormented Hillary for
and he slandered , then does it more
From his endorsement of Bannon
support for the Klansmen
Tiki torches in hand
From the soldier that’s black
and comes home from Iraq
and still gets told to go back
to Africa. Fork and a daggar
and his racist 94 year old grandpa
keeps ignoring our past, historical, deplorable factors
He continued on with his war of words to discuss how Trump looks at black athletes as if they’re spoiled brats, trying to use their platforms and stature to speak out against the unarmed killing of black men and women. Em also recognized Trump’s hypocrisy mentioning McCain being a POW and how Trump stated, “doesn’t like his war-heroes captured. – THAT’S NOT DISRESPECTING THE MILITARY!“
Slim Shady’s ended his four and a half minute lyrical marathon by sending shots to any of his fans who may be supporters of Donald Trump:
Any 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 in your split
on who you should stand beside
I’ll do it for you with this…
Eminem’s closing words on his 2017 cypher was that “we love our military, we love our country – but we HATE TRUMP”!
See Eminem’s Cypher in its entirety here: