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Eminem has unleashed a profane lyrical tirade against President Donald
Trump — saying he “came to stomp” and taking aim at Trump’s Twitter habits, policy, appearance and supporters. The rapper on Tuesday unveiled The Storm, a 4½-minute freestyle rap video recorded
Oct. 6 in a Detroit parking garage that aired as part of BET’s Hip Hop Awards. Eminem slammed the Republican president as “a kamikaze who will probably cause a nuclear holocaust” before criticizing Trump’s ongoing campaign against NFL players’ national anthem protests. “But this is his form of distraction, plus he gets an enormous reaction when he attacks the NFL, so we focus on that instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada. All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers,” he rapped. He later mentioned former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who’s credited with starting the ongoing anthem protests. Kaepernick told the rapper on Twitter, “I appreciate you.” The 44-yearold rapper closed out his piece with a message to his fans who support Trump, saying, “I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against.” The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment on the video.
A new documentary about anxiety argues that everyone to some extent suffers from stress, nerves and social fear. And, to make their point, the filmmakers have enlisted as Exhibit A the most decorated Olympian in history. Michael Phelps appears in Angst to share his story of being bullied and depressed, leading to severe anxiety. The swimmer, winner of 28 Olympic medals, would look in the mirror and not like what he saw. “Once I opened up about that and things that I had kept inside of me for so many years, I then found that life was a lot easier. I got to the point where I understood that it’s OK to not be OK,” he says in the film. Angst, an IndieFlix film designed to be screened at schools and community centers, features candid interviews with children and young adults discussing their anxiety, along with advice from mental-health experts and resources and tools. “I’m grateful because my mission with this film is to help make the world a better place, and I believe he is so additive on that level,” said Scilla Andreen, chief executive officer and co-founder of IndieFlix. “If we can introduce prevention, self-care and well-being to our children — even in the pre-K and kindergarten years — they can have a completely different life.”