Ariana Grande fans slam Eminem for "disgusting" Manchester bombing lyric
17 January 2020, 14:01 | Updated: 17 January 2020, 15:00
Eminem jokes about the 2017 bombing at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert in his 'Unaccommodating' lyrics.
Today (17 Jan), Eminem unexpectedly released his eleventh studio album Music to Be Murdered By. The project is 20 tracks long and it features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Juice WRLD and Anderson Paak. The new record has already topped iTunes charts all around the world. However, Eminem is facing backlash over the lyrical content of one of the songs on the album.
In 'Unaccommodating', Eminem makes a joke (?) about the 2017 bombing at Ariana Grande's Manchester Arena concert, in which 22 people lost their lives. People are now taking to social media to call out Eminem for including the lyric on the LP.
What does Eminem rap about Ariana Grande in his 'Unaccommodating' lyrics?
'Unaccommodating' is a collaboration with Young M.A.. On the track, Eminem and M.A. boast about their achievements and trade bars about how they refuse to accommodate their critics. In the second verse, Eminem raps: "But I'm contemplating yelling 'Bombs away' on the game / Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting," with a bomb sound effect.
Naturally, people are outraged by the lyric. One fan wrote: "eminem literally just made a joke about the manchester bombing at ariana grande’s concert... that is just so fucking sick, y’all better not give this man any attention. people literally lost their lives, and you’re going to release music and try to make a profit off of them [sic]."
Another tweeted: "eminem stans are really trying to defend his joke about a terrorist attack that killed 22 people and gave ariana PTSD...literally bye [sic]."
eminem literally just made a joke about the manchester bombing at ariana grande’s concert... that is just so fucking sick, y’all better not give this man any attention. people literally lost their lives, and you’re going to release music and try to make a profit off of them? pic.twitter.com/mKJo06RL9p— chris (mariestakis) (@sweeterheavens) January 17, 2020
eminem stans are really trying to defend his joke about a terrorist attack that killed 22 people and gave ariana PTSD...literally bye— angie - circles out now !! (@fckinggrateful) January 17, 2020
“I’m contemplating yelling bombs away on the game like I’m outside an Ariana Grande concert.”— troy (@troyxvi) January 17, 2020
Eminem literally just used a horrific terrorist attack that killed 22 innocent adults/children for a punchline in a song.
i am disgusted. pic.twitter.com/7QBjm4B773
eminem really made a joke about manchester attack in his song and that’s just disrespectful bc he used ariana’s full name. no, he can’t get out of this. this is just way too fucking much.— ໋sofia (@voguegrandey) January 17, 2020
Eminem said ‘bombs away like i'm outside an ariana concert" and then put an explosion sound pic.twitter.com/FPTnN4QJUt— swaggzeez 🇨🇦 (@_Swaggzeez) January 17, 2020
eminem really said “But I’m contemplating [something] bombs away on the game like I’m outside of an Ariana grande concert waiting” then a bomb noise on his new album....— alex (@thelightiscumn) January 17, 2020
Eminem fans were quick to point out that he encouraged people to donate to the victims of the Manchester bombing when it happened in 2017. He is also well known for shocking listeners with his violent lyrics. However, none of this excuses the fact that the lyric is offensive and could be triggering to those affected by the attack.
As it stands, Eminem is yet to respond to the backlash. We shall update you if he does.