Performer Eminem’s feelings hurt by what Trump didn’t tweet

Performer Eminem’s feelings hurt by what Trump didn’t tweet
Eminem (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Getting into a Twitter skirmish with Donald Trump can positively impact your bottom line. Just ask professional media personality and Trump hater LaVar Ball, whose Big Baller athletic brand received an estimated $13.2 million in free advertising from his social media war with the president over the release of his son from Chinese captivity.

Or ask “musician” Eminem, who will tell you the opposite story. The rapper’s Trump-bashing video titled “The Storm,” released in October, may have resonated with such hip hop enthusiasts as John Kerry, but the one individual Eminem most hoped to hear from has remained silent:

According to The Hill, the rapper said in an interview with Shade 45, his channel on Sirius XM radio, that he “can’t stand” Trump and is furious that Trump has ignored his viral video slamming the president and his supporters.

“I was and still am extremely angry,” Eminem told the hosts. “I can’t stand that motherf—er.”

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“I feel like he’s not paying attention to me,” the Detroit rapper said Tuesday. “I was kind of waiting for him to say something and for some reason, he didn’t say anything.”

In the video he also takes a page out of aging rocker David Cosby’s playbook by tendering a middle-finger salute to fans of his who support the president:

Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, 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— you.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.