Eminem rapped about the Service’s investigation on “The Ringer,” from his 2018 album Kamikaze.
Buzzfeed News has obtained 40 pages of documents revealing the Secret Service’s interest in Eminem. The Detroit MC’s “threatening lyrics” on “Framed,” from his 2017 album Revival, led to the Service running a background check in December 2017.
A month afterward, the agency’s Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division interviewed the rapper through his legal team. During the interview, agents read the lyrics of Eminem’s freestyle from the BET Hip-Hop Awards. According to the documents, Eminem “began to rap along with the interviewers as the verse was read.”
The investigation was jump-started when a “concerned citizen,” revealed to be a TMZ employee, forwarded an article in The Hill about the freestyle to the Secret Service in an email: “I want to know if your agency is investigating Eminem for his threatening lyrics about First daughter Ivanka Trump,” the person wrote.
Read the full Department of Homeland Security document here.
Source:: Buzzfeed News