Eminem, otherwise known as a poor man's Vanilla Ice, went after President Trump in a video from the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Tuesday. Like Michael Moore on a tricycle, you could see it coming a mile away:
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EMINEM, RAPPER (rapping): We better give Obama props, because what we got in office now is a kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust.
Racism's the only thing he's fantastic for.
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Well, he's changed my mind.
Yes, we get it, Trump's evil. This rap is about as dangerous as a Nerf dart. Of course, the media is hailing it as brave, culling the best lines from this predictable noise. I can't wait for Chris Cuomo's line-by-line analysis, with Fareed Zakaria nodding thoughtfully in agreement.
Me, I'm just happy Eminem has moved from threatening his mother or wife. No longer just a misogynist, he's a politically relevant misogynist. Good for him. I guess he learned something from Weinstein.
Bottom line, Eminem's peer-approved rap makes "Morning Joe" sounded edgy. Not a single thought surprises you. He breaks less ground than a broken shovel. No wonder the media loves it. He's Brian Stelter with hair.