RAP SHEET ON TRUMP
Cast ‘vote’ in 2004 for future fierce foe Eminem
YEARS BEFORE Eminem ripped President Trump in a televised freestyle rap, The Donald stood at a platform and heaped praise on the lyricist.
Video from 2004 shows Trump at a campaign-style rally replete with screaming fans and political placards giving the rapper — also known as Slim Shady — a full-throated endorsement.
“Of course I’m right. I’m always right. I’m Donald Trump,” he says. “I’m always right. And Donald Trump is telling you right now, Slim Shady is a winner. He’s got brains. He’s got guts. And he’s got Donald Trump’s vote.”
The throwback video was getting some YouTube attention Wednesday in the wake of Eminem’s epic diss of Trump in a rap Tuesday night on the BET Hip Hop Awards.
The flashback was from Eminem’s “Shady National Convention,” an MTV concert featuring appearances by “cabinet members” 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, and “campaign manager” Ludacris.
Music mogul Diddy was “the mayor.”
But the highlight of the program, at least in retrospect, was Trump, who pulled no punches in naming Eminem the best man for the job, whatever that was.
“This is the best city anywhere in the world, am I right?” Trump says on the video, as he brags about New York.
Fast-forward 13 years, and the internet is waiting with bated breath for Trump’s Twitter response to Eminem’s toxic, foulmouthed takedown, during which the rapper blasted the President on everything from his proposed wall at the Mexican border to his war of words with North Korea over nuclear weapons.
“We better give Obama props/ ’Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikaze/ That’ll prob’ly cause a nuclear holocaust/ And while the drama pops/ And he waits for s--- to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around till the bombing stops.”
The 41/2-minute rap attack, called “The Storm,” also questioned Trump’s priorities and his patriotism.
“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 / Then says he wants to lower our taxes.”
Eminem ended the rap by saying his fans had to choose between him and Trump.
“And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line,” Eminem said.
“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 it for you with this. F--you.”
Then he raised his middle finger.
Eminem doesn’t care about props offered 13 years back (left) by Donald Trump.