By Will Mannion
To quote current events from one of Marshall’s rap song ‘Business’: “Cant leave rap alone, the game needs me. ‘Till we grow beards, get weird and disappear.” It now seems this applies to him now more than ever before.
Eminem, also known as 45-year-old Marshall Mathers, publicly dissed President Trump last month and ultimately divided his audience by ‘drawing in the sand a line’ where he said that his supporters could either stand beside him or Trump. Mathers dedicated a freestyle diss to Trump, telling him how racist he is and how he want to get rid of all immigrants and calling him orange. Every verse had Trump included in it.
Mathers waited for a response from Trump and received nothing, not even a tweet. “I was and still am extremely angry,” said Mathers. It seems apparent that Mathers was expecting a tweet from Trump, possibly a reference to when Trump endorsed him for a fake election 12 years ago. This fuelled Mathers rage and he told reporters how he felt, which was a bad move if you want to be seen as a ‘Rap God’ who is the best in the world at rapping. For Trump, this is possibly the best move he has ever taken socially when it has come to false racism claims and public humiliation from celebrities with dying careers. Usually, Trump would flat-out destroy his opponent on twitter or on TV, the results prove that ignoring the celebrities prove more effective than responding. According to documentaries on Channel 4, since Trump started building his legacy he had always been known to have a rule that is to attack anyone who is either weak or anyone who attacks him first. For business reasons, Trump would see a weakness in an opponent, or someone he disagrees with, and exploit it – this had always been his golden rule. Is it possible that President Trump could adapt a new strategy of simply ignoring unnecessary opponents and critics like Marshall Mathers? Time will tell…