While many Eminem fans were turned on to the extremely talented rapper and lyricist due to completely ludicrous songs early in his career like "Without Me" and "The Real Slim Shady," his tone in many recent songs is anything but zany. Instead, he's taken on a very socially and politically charged tone as of late and has frequently molded his career around his political beliefs.
Eminem has made it clear numerous times that he disagrees wholeheartedly with Donald Trump's agenda, releasing songs like "No Favors" and "Like Home" with some fierce insults toward the president. He's also focused on police brutality and the systemic oppression of and racism toward African Americans in songs like "Untouchable" and "Campaign Speech." In the latter of those two tracks, he offers his support of former -- and perhaps future -- NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel in protest of the aforementioned issues.
But not all people have shown their support for Colin Kaepernick over the years: take Saints quarterback Drew Brees, for example. Eminem acknowledges this early in his verse in "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady," Kid Cudi's new single that features Eminem and discusses topics like Trump's presidency, coronavirus, the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and others, and Drew Brees.
Eminem doesn't spend a lot of time on Brees, but he makes his thoughts known in just three words: "F*** Drew Brees."
As protests raged regarding the wrongful killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans due to police brutality and systemic oppression and the NFL's handling of these issues came into focus, Brees stated that he "will never agree with disrespecting the flag" by kneeling, like Kaepernick and so many others had done.
Though Brees has since apologized numerous times and says he will work to be an ally and a leader of the movement, Eminem either isn't buying his remorse or is still mad at the initial comments -- or both.
Eminem's record label, Shady Records, released a statement that they would be supporting the Black Lives Matter movement when social media shut down in the collective Blackout Tuesday effort.
He also resurfaced "Untouchable," showing the disturbing lack of progress that has been made and expressing his feelings through his old lyrics.