Eminem questioned by Secret Service over lyrics 'threatening' Ivanka Trump

Lawrence Kim
October 25, 2019

Eight months after releasing the album Revival - which featured the song Framed - Eminem released a new album in which he rapped about the experience, and mocked Mr Trump for sending the Secret Service to talk to him.

Though Eminem has pushed the envelope for decades with his polarizing and often thought-provoking lyrics, it was a 2017 bar about President Trump's daughter that reportedly earned him a visit from the Secret Service. He referred to President Donald Trump as a "bitch" and rapped, "This is his form of distraction / Plus, he gets an enormous reaction / When he attacks the National Football League, so we focus on that / Instead of talking about Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada / All of these frightful tragedies and he's bored and would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers".

The song, The Ringer, immediately attracted attention on social media. "Probably not/ But that's all I got 'til I come up with a solid plot".

The documents showed the agency's Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division conducted a background check on Eminem and arranged an interview with him, which eventually took place on January 16, 2018.

The Secret Service said Eminem was "exhibiting inappropriate behavior" and that he "threatens protectee", an apparent reference to the Trumps.

"Mathers was familiar the song and began rap along with the interviewers as the verse was read", according to the documents.

Heavily redacted Secret Service documents state: "The song was about a murder that he could remember and must be 'framed" with the specific lyrics, 'Donald Duck's on as the Tonka Truck in the yard.

He was also allegedly questioned about an interview he conducted in 2017 with Vulture, where he said that Trump "makes my blood boil".

The interview concluded peacefully and was discussed two days later at an agency meeting, where "it was determined that this case will be NON-REFERRED" to a prosecutor - meaning the agents decided Eminem did not seem to pose a plausible threat to the president or his family.

The documents show that the Secret Service's Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division conducted a background check on Eminem, and began the process to schedule an interview by reaching out to his attorneys on December 20, 2017.

The cypher was delivered in a Detroit parking lot, with several people in the background.

Agent Orange, to be perfectly clear, refers to Donald Trump.

Called "The Storm", Eminem rapped, "This is his form of distraction/Plus, he gets an enormous reaction/When he attacks the National Football League, so we focus on that/Instead of talking about Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada/All of these disgusting tragedies and he's bored and would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers".

Eminem also targeted those who claimed to be supporters of both him and Trump.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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