Eminem is being criticized for his freestyle called “Kick-Off” that he released on Friday by a mother of one of the Manchester bombing victim mom.
She is calling Eminem a “vile human” for mentioning the bombing that killed 22 people at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert in May 2017. Read on…
listen i love eminem but what we don’t do is bring up the ariana grande bombing. pic.twitter.com/0XTA6UcZaf
— hope ? (@rosesluh) December 2, 2018
CelebNMusic247.com reports that in the song Eminem has offended many victims after he referenced the bombing as well as the assailant, Salman Ramadan Abedi.
Eminem offensive lyrics have struck a nerve with has offended a mom, Charlotte Hodgson who lost her 15-year-old daughter Olivia Campbell-Hardy in the bombing.
Em’s lyrics which are coming off heartless and dark say:
There’s not a redeeming quality at all in me
Positive clean thoughts intervene/But they’re all either altered and mean/Assault and demean
tossed and they’re being lost in the scheme
Squashed in between a brainwashing machine/Like an Islamic regime
a jihadist extreme radical/Suicide bomber that’s seeing/Ariana Grande sing her last song of the evening
And as the audience from the damn concert is leaving/Detonates the device strapped to his abdominal region.
He stops himself in the song continuing:
I’m not gonna finish that, for obvious reasons.
Charlotte Hodgson came across the track and was disgusted by it.
She told the Manchester Evening News:
I didn’t think anybody could do this and be so disrespectful to us all. It’s vile and he is a vile human for doing it. Why would anyone compare themselves to a Jihadist or a bomber? I think he needs help if he sees himself like that.
She questioned Em saying:
Why would anyone want to listen to it for entertainment? Ariana did a very respectful song in memory of everyone there and that was lovely, a fantastic gesture, as she was involved too, but why would people want to make money out of such a horrific event?
Although we agree with Charlotte, Eminem has a poor exucse for his lyrical attack because he views freestyling as a form of combat, which he explains at the beginning of the video.
It I’ve always looked at battle rap as competition or war. And the main objective is to destroy, completely f***ing obliterate, your opponent by saying anything and everything, whatever the f*** you can, to get a reaction from the crowd, nothing’s off limits.
Many social media users, though, are on Hodgson’s side.