Controversy is the name of Em’s game.

Eminem surprise-released a new album today (Jan. 17) titled Music to Be Murdered By. On one of the songs, “Unaccommodating,” Eminem insensitively raps about the Manchester Arena bomber, and it’s got people up in arms.

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

It’s actually the second recent instance of Em shining a light on the bomber. In 2018, he rapped about him in a freestyle:

Squashed in between a brainwashing machine
Like an Islamic regime, a jihadist extreme radical
Suicide bomber that’s seeing
Ariana Grande sing her last song of the evening
And as the audience from the damn concert is leaving
Detonates the device strapped to his abdominal region
I’m not gonna finish that, for obvious reasons

Elsewhere in “Unaccommodating,” Em compares himself to Saddam Hussein and Ayatollah Khomeini, and referencing the 9/11 attacks.

“And you backpedal that as a cowardly act / Like a Saudi attack when the towers collapse.”

On the album, there are also references to JonBenet Ramsay and serial killers Richard Ramirez (known as the Night Stalker), Albert DeSalvo (known as the Boston Strangler), and Charles Manson​.

Are we surprised?

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9 Responses

  1. He’s pathetic. I can’t believe people still listen to him. He’s probably almost 50 and he just seems so juvenile. People need to start holding him accountable.

  2. Say what you want but I heard Eminem is a huge fan of Jordan’s only fans page and will get a feature on Jordan’s lead single. I remember it’s a Britney cover but don’t remember what song it was.

  3. Eminem writes controversial lyrics, so what’s next, Madonna doing something blasphemous with a cross? We’ve been here many times before, so we should either enjoy what he keeps offering, or simply ignore him.

  4. We live in a society where we condemn and destroy black men that have engaged in domestic violence behavior but we celebrate a white man that brags about beating women, belittles the mother of his child and nearly drove her to suicide plus so much more. Over the past two decades we kept saying “oh he had a rough childhood. He gets a ‘get out of jail’ free card”. Mind you he did this over the course of 9 albums and we still celebrate him? I haven’t heard this guys music in years…maybe almost a decade. He’s trash to me.

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