Hip-hop artist Eminem talks about prejudice, white oppressors, “corrupt police,” the purported abuse of dark individuals in his new song “Untouchable.”
The song begins with the Detroit musician rhyming from the point of view of a white policeman who supports racism, chasing and killing dark individuals by repeating to himself that “It’s for the red, white and blue” and “No one’s ever indicted you.”
There is also a very controversial part in the second verse:
“We fighting a crime war. Here come the swine. Tryna’ clean up these streets from all these minorities.”
Eminem then changes rapping in first person stating:
“It like we’re drifting back into the 60s. Having black-skin is risky, ’cause this keeps happening. Throughout history, African-American’s have been treated like shit. And I admit, there have been times where it’s been embarrassing to be a white boy.”
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After that he mentions Black Lives Matter, police severity and the NFL protests through the opinion of a black American:
“Home of the bravest still, racist spills. So the whole nation feels like a plantation field. In a country that claims that it was foundation on based on united states ideals. That had its Natives killed. Got you singing the Star Spangled Banner to a piece of cloth that represents the land of the free that made people slaves to build.”
Eminem stated that this song is much needed in times like this in a meeting with music legend Elton John, adding that it: “was about having the right to stand up to oppression.”
“I mean, that’s exactly what the people in the military and the people who have given their lives for this country have fought for — for everybody to have a voice and to protest injustices and speak out against s**t that’s wrong,” he stated.
“We’re not trying to disrespect the military, we’re not trying to disrespect the flag, we’re not trying to disrespect our country,” Eminem said. “But s**t is going on that we want to make you aware of. We have a president who does not care about everybody in our country; he is not the president for all of us, he is the president for some of us. He knows what he’s doing.”
The rapper stated that President Trump is not “giving a fuck about any other individual in America” “as long as he has his base” of fans.
“But guess what? There’s more of us than there are of them,” he stated. “I still feel like America is the greatest country to live in. This is my opinion. But we have issues that we need to work on and we need to do better.”
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