The Secret Service is trying to determine if any action needs to be taken regarding a lyric from shock rapper Eminem that may be a threat to President Bush.
Eminem has the president in his sights in his new song ”We as Americans,” apparently wishing he were dead.
According to the Drudge Report, the nation’s top-selling rapper rants:
“F–k money. I don’t rap for dead presidents. I’d rather see the president dead. It’s never been said, but I set precedents and the standards and they can’t stand it. … We as Americans. Us as a citizen. We’ve got to protect ourselves …”
A Secret Service probe is routine when something that could be construed as a threat to the president is brought to agents’ attention, reports CNN.
”We are aware of the lyric and are in the process of determining what action, if any, will be taken,” Secret Service spokesman John Gill told the news network.
No stranger to controversy, the Detroit rapper has come under fire for a
recently uncovered tape from 1993 in which he uses racial slurs against black
women. Eminem dismisses the tape as “foolishness,” just an angry reaction
to being dumped by his black girlfriend.
Meanwhile, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” has been nominated for song and record of the year by the 46th annual Grammy Awards to be presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.
As the feature track in the film “8 Mile,” the song has already pulled down
an Oscar. It’s also up for best rap song and song written for a motion picture,
television or other visual media.
The song’s breakthrough success at the Oscars is credited for boosting
rap music for the first time into contention for one of the four general-category Grammy Awards that are considered the top honors in the U.S. music business.
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