Eminem and Kid Curdi had Twitter talking Friday with the release of their first collaboration, “Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady” — an in-the-moment track that took on one hot-button topic after another.
The rappers touched on COVID-19 and the death of George Floyd, took aim at New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and blasted the Trump administration.
Twitter users responded, focused on impassioned lyrics that were chippy, tough and, not surprisingly, laced with profanity.
“Prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery/ how the f*** is that so many cops are dirty?”
Eminem and Cudi focused on the deaths of Floyd, who died while in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis, and Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed on Feb. 23 while jogging outside of Brunswick, which sparked strong Twitter reactions.
Eminem got at Drew Brees, dissed the Trump administration without yelling or screaming, said RIP to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, and stayed in that pocket perfectly. Give that man his credit tonight. pic.twitter.com/Sk7yN4IBrE
— . (@CAWBBBB) July 10, 2020
— jo. (@itsjodoe) July 10, 2020
Eminem spent his whole life appropriating black culture, stealing our music, and getting rich from it. Now he made a song about George Floyd and y'all forgot he stole from us like all whites do. Reminder, white people are born with #ImplicitBias. #BlackLivesMatter #FridayFeelings
— Supper Samrt Guiness (@CPAPGangsta) July 10, 2020
“But I can’t breathe when I got you on top of me/Your g*****n knee’s on my carotid artery”
Floyd died after now-charged Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for around eight minutes, as three other officers didn’t intervene.
Twitter user @Shadyinfo quoted the controversial lyrics along with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter along with still photos of Floyd being detained by cops.
“That’s New Orleans/f*** Drew Brees”
NFL Drew Brees drew harsh backlash when he said during a June interview with Yahoo Finance that he didn’t agree with players taking a knee during the national anthem. Brees later apologized for his remarks, calling them “insensitive” and that he stands with the Black community, McClatchy News reported.
Drew Brees realizing Eminem dissed him on Kid Cudi’s “The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady”: pic.twitter.com/2eg53mgh08
— Alejandro Guerra (@Cinephile420) July 10, 2020
“If Eminem says f*** Drew Brees then it’s f*** Eminem,” tweeted @_noahleleux_.
Dear @Eminem, I heard that you dissed @drewbrees for exhibiting patriotism toward the United States. Are you going to be releasing a song about @DeSeanJackson10's dreadful Jew-hatred? I look forward to hearing back from you. - A Canadian Jew who loves the United States
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) July 10, 2020
“I just used the same basket as you shopping/Now I’m in a f****** casket from you coughing (coffin)“
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down the world as we know it, with almost 12.4 million confirmed cases and over 500,000 deaths worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
No place is in worse shape than the U.S., where COVID-19 cases are surging and the death toll nears 134,000, according to CNN.
The U.S. , which has over 4 % of the world’s population, “has a quarter of global cases of COVID-19 and nearly a quarter of the deaths,” CNN reports.
Can’t believe Eminem just killed Coronavirus in his new song with Cudi, covid-19 fans are punching the air rn
— morgan weedman (@weedman_morgan) July 10, 2020
Instead of paying for more COVID-19 tests, we should just make it mandatory to memorize and rap Eminem’s entire verse in Forever without running out of breath in order to be cleared.
— AG (@aGahm23) July 9, 2020
If eminem disses covid 19, it will end tomorrow.
— Nana (@qwofyelement) July 7, 2020
“Bunch of half-wits up in office (What?)/Half of us walking around like a zombie apocalypse”
The rapper is no stranger to composing music that goes after President Donald Trump and his administration.
On his album “Kamikaze,” which was released 2019, it was revealed that the Secret Service interviewed Eminem over “threatening” lyrics, Buzzfeed reported. So it comes as no shock the rapper criticized the administration in his newest track.
— EKIS (@dubhe0ne) July 10, 2020
Emenim can't stop talking about his problems. No body likes that guy in the group.
— Isaiah Love - Parler @IsaiahLoveYou (@isaiahloveyou) July 10, 2020