On the first track of his latest album, rapper Eminem claims President Donald Trump sent the Secret Service to ask him about threatening lyrics from a 2017 freestyle.
Eminem, who has been relentlessly attempting to draw the president into a public feud for some time now (with no reaction from Trump), continued his attacks on "Kamikaze," a surprise release that came out Friday.
What did he say?
In the song "The Ringer," Eminem said Trump is scared to respond to his attacks:
These verses are making him a wee bit nervous
And he's too scared to answer me with words
'Cause he knows that he will lyrically get murdered
But I know at least he's heard it
'Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service
To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin' him
Or ask if I'm linked to terrorists
I said "Only when it comes to ink and lyricists."
Eminem also said on the song that he would approach his attacks on Trump's supporters differently, noting how much his fanbase has shrunk recently:
But if I could go back, I'd at least reword it
And say I empathize with the people this evil serpent
Sold the dream to that he's deserted
The Secret Service would not confirm or deny Eminem's allegation, simply telling Time that it "investigates all threats against the president."
Desperate for attention?
Eminem has coveted the president's attention for a while now, and has expressed frustration that Trump hasn't paid him any attention.
During the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Eminem attacked Trump and called out his supporters during a freestyle.
"Any fan of mine who's a supporter of his, I'm drawing in the sand a line -- you're either for or against," he rapped. "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*** you."
Trump, who is notorious for responding to public criticism on Twitter, didn't acknowledge the lyrics.
"I was and am still extremely angry. I can't stand that motherf*****," Eminem said on Shade 45 radio last November. "I feel like he's not paying attention to me. I was kinda waiting for him to say something, and for some reason, he didn't say anything."
(H/T The Hill)