Rapper Eminem performed a cliché and insulting rap against President Trump. At the end of the song, he attacked any of his fans that might support Trump. “I’m drawing in the sand a line: you’re either for or against/ And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split/On who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this. F**k You!” he screams while giving the middle finger.
While most people should condemn this type of behavior and rhetoric, Rep. Keith Ellison found it inspiring, and thought Eminem could be the ‘Colin Kapernick of the rap world’.
“Eminem and many artists make an important cultural contribution, and we need to embed within our culture that voting is an obligation, is a responsibility, and that if you don’t vote, that’s not a protest. You can’t boycott the vote. If you boycott the vote, you just make sure somebody else is in there who doesn’t like you,” said Ellison.
“Eminem, who’s a son of the state of Michigan, and the city of Detroit, is doing the right thing; he’s doing what we expect artists to do. And I really have my hats off to Eminem because so many artists have made a way to help inspire people to greater citizen activism,” said Ellison.
“What Eminem is doing is just being true to his art, which is to inspire and motivate, so I’m grateful to him for that. I love this trend. I hope that others follow suit. You know Eminem could be the Colin Kaepernick of the rap world if he just keeps it up — and we need him to do that. We need him to do that,” he said. Check out the video below.