Eminem Compares Himself to Manchester Bomber in New Rap Lyrics
Islamist suicide bomber attacked children’s concert England, killing 22 in 2017
In his new song, far-left rapper Eminem appears to compare himself to the Islamist suicide bomber who attacked a children's concert in Manchester, England in 2017, killing 22 people - mostly young fans and their parents.
While boasting about his impact on the music industry, the rap star, real name Marshall Mathers, likens himself to Salman Abedi - the Islamic suicide bomber who launched the attack outside an Ariana Grande, killing a number of children and injuring over 800.
In his new album, titled Music To Be Murdered By, released Friday, the aging lyricist raps about being at "war" with his rival “Machine Gun Kelly,” real name Colson Baker.
In his new track Unaccommodating, Eminem says he sees his competitors as imitators before likening himself to a jihadist who murders children.
Showed them all the blueprint and formula
But it seems like the more they studied my music, the more they remind me of eyeballs
I’m watching my pupils get cornier (Uh)
But I’m contemplating yelling “Bombs away” on the game
Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting.
The last line is followed by the sound of a blast or explosion, in reference to Abedi’s suicide terror attack, which killed 22 and injured over 800.
In the chorus, Mathers then doubles down on his references to terrorists, saying:
Here comes Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini
Where’s Osama been? I been laden lately
Look at how I’m behaving, they want me gone away…
I’m a clown like John Wayne Gacy”.
The song has proved hurtful to parents of children killed in the bombing, the BBC reports.
Eminem’s flippant reference to the 2017 suicide bombing has drawn condemnation from the mayor of Manchester, England.
Mayor Andy Burnham condemned the lyrics in a statement sent to BBC News.
“This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful to the families and all those affected,” Burnham said.
Figen Murray, the mother of a young man killed in the attack has separately dismissed the rapper’s latest provocation as “totally pointless” and “not clever,” according to Breitbart.
Ok, I just watched the 11 min clip. Feels like he is piggybacking on the fame of Ariana grande and Justin bieber and says distasteful things about other celebrities. Not clever. Totally pointless. And before all Eminem fans pounce on me, I am not interested and will not engage. https://t.co/fE9MbepeqN— Figen Murray (@FigenMurray) January 17, 2020
Yeah, I watched the clip. Totally no sense in any of his lyrics. I will ignore the possible barrage of insults I may receive from his fans. https://t.co/4A8PtrV0Po— Figen Murray (@FigenMurray) January 17, 2020
In addition to the 23 killed during the Manchester attack, an estimated 139 people were wounded when the shrapnel bomb went off as the audience was leaving the concert.
Eminem, 47, appears to be courting attention and controversy as he continues to attempt a career comeback.
He was reportedly interviewed in 2018 by the Secret Service over “threatening” lyrics against President Donald Trump that were contained in his album Revival.
This week, the left-wing provocateur quickly grabbed attention for songs on his new album that advocated for gun control.
The lyrics urge fans to register to vote for candidates who share his position on wanting to subvert the Second Amendment.