Eminem Calls for ‘Gun Control,’ Urges Fans to Vote Against Second Amendment
Rapper turns increasingly left wing as he calls for 'gun control' on new album
Despite rapper Eminem making his career on glorifying gun violence, the increasingly left-wing artist is now pushing for gun control in his new song “Darkness,” which is featured on his 11th studio album, 'Music to Be Murdered By.'
In the song, the rapper encourages fans to register to vote for candidates who will subvert the Second Amendment.
The album is the follow-up to his 2018 effort Kamikaze, which drew criticism for its anti-Trump stance.
The lyrics to “Darkness” repeatedly reference the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas mass shooting, where unarmed people attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival were shot and killed.
Genius.com published lyrics to “Darkness.”
Below is an excerpt:
Now I’m starin’ at the room service menu off a Benzo
I can hear the music continue to crescendo
I can see the whole fu**in’ venue from my window
That’s when you know you’re schizo (Hello darkness, my old friend)
‘Cause I keep peekin’ out the curtain from the hotel
The music is so loud
But it’s almost as though I don’t hear no sound
Here is another bite:
‘Bout to snap and go motherfu**kin’ wacko at any second
‘Bout to cancel the show just as fans below rush the entrance
Plan is a go to wreck sh*t, cameras in all directions (Hello darkness, my old friend)
The press is about to go ape sh*t bananas on all the networks
Commando with extra clips, I got ammo for all the hecklers
I’m armed to the teeth, another Valium, fall off the bed
Hit the ground and crawl to the dresser
Alcohol on my breath as I reach for the Scope
I’m blackin’ out, I’m all out of meds
With them benzodiazepines gone
Now it’s just magazines sprawled out on the floor
F**k the media, I’m goin’ all out, this is war
The video is filled with Eminem’s gun control pleadings, including scenes from mass shootings.
Eminem asks in the video, “When will this end? When enough people care.”
A message later pops up on the screen and reads:
“Register to vote at vote.gov. Make your voice heard and help change gun laws in America.”
Last year, Eminem viciously attacked President Donald Trump, claiming that Hillary Clinton and “a fu**ing turd” would have made a far better president than the current US leader.
The rapper was extremely vocal on Trump in the run-up to his album release in 2018, which subsequently failed to connect with his fans, claiming the president doesn't care about America.
According to Billboard, Eminem claimed to have foreseen the Trump election win.
“Watching the TV in fu**ing disbelief. I was in my basement, on the phone back and forth with friends like, ‘He’s going to fu**ing win,’” he said.
“I called it just from the rallies he was having when he first started running. Because just watching the impact he has, they were fanatics.
"There is something to be said about the person who really felt like he might do something for them – and he just fu**ing duped everybody."
“I know that Hillary [Clinton] had her flaws, but you know what? Anything would have been better [than Trump].
"A fu**ing turd would have been better as a president.”