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Who is Eminem voting for? Rapper's political views revealed

Kate Fowler October 30, 2020
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As the US election countdown is on, some fans want to know who Eminem is voting for.

Eminem has never shied away from calling things what they are. After all, this is the same rapper who wrote diss tracks about Mariah Carey and Britney Spears.

But, surprisingly to some fans, he’s not as openly political as some other rappers have been in the run-up to the November election. Although the likes of 50 cent and Lil Pump have spoken openly about who they’re voting for (it’s Trump), Eminem has left it to us to do some detective work.

So far, we know that Eminem has encouraged fans to vote, posting a video to his Instagram yesterday about stadiums becoming voting locations to make social distancing at the polls possible.

Last week, he also posted a photo promoting early voting in Detroit, captioned: “@whenweallvote is making dropping off your ballot so easy tomorrow – free food, local dj’s and more at the ballot drop-off location at Henry Ford.”

So, who is Eminem voting for?

He’s promoted voting on his Instagram, but exactly which party is Eminem voting for? The rapper is yet to confirm who he’s supporting in the election, but he has publicly condemned the Republican candidate Donald Trump in previous years.

Eminem’s Campaign Speech rap about people voting for Trump

In 2016, Eminem released his song, Campaign Speech, which, as the name would suggest, took a fierce political stance.

In the song, Eminem describes Donald Trump as: “A f***in loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button. Who doesn’t have to answer to no one – great idea!”

Eminem’s BET Awards performance

In October of 2017, he performed a “cypher” freestyle for the BET Hip-Hop Awards, in which he addressed everything from gun control to white supremacy to immigration.

He finished the rap by saying: “The rest of America, stand up! We love our military and we love our country. But we f***in’ hate Trump.”

2017 Reading and Leeds performance

In 2017, Eminem took to the stage at Reading and Leeds festival and started a “F*** Trump” chant going.

Speaking to the crowd he reportedly said:  “I’m not about to stand up here and use this f***in’ stage for some kind of a platform to be all political and s***, and I don’t want to cause any controversy so I won’t say no names. But this motherf***er Donald Trump I can’t stand.”

Eminem was interviewed by the Secret Service for his remarks

As reported by BuzzFeed News, the Secret Service interviewed the rapper because of concerns about lyrics they found threatening towards the president and his daughter Ivanka.

In the single Framed from Eminem’s 2017 album, he raps: “Donald Duck’s on as the Tonka Truck in the yard. But dog, how the f*** is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car? … cause I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde girl, that motherf***in baton twirler that got dumped in the pond, Second murder with no recollection of it…”

BuzzFeed reports that a writer from TMZ contacted the Secret Service for a comment on the song, which eventually led to an investigation into Eminem himself.

Eminem voted for Obama in 2008

Not only has the rapper shown that he’s anti-Trump, he also endorsed president Obama in a 2012 interview.

When asked what he thought of the president at the time he said: “Obama’s great. I love Obama. I voted for Obama. Obama is giving people hope.

“He seems like he’s a great f***ing guy. He’s got a great head on his shoulders. He speaks with authority and confidence. He’s got an aura about him that’s just incredible. I’d never followed an election so much in my life.”

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Kate is a fashion journalism graduate from London College of Fashion with an untouchable knowledge of pop culture. Her eye for the strange corners of the internet have resulted to huge-hitting articles while she has also written features for Vice. The solar system might make your world go round, but writing about the internet, music and celebrities has Kate in orbit.