Marshall Mathers III, known more prominently as the hip hop artist Eminem, blasted President Donald Trump during a concert in the United Kingdom (UK). The rapper voiced his antipathy towards Trump before corralling the crowd to join in a profane chant against the president (video with graphic language below).
On Aug. 26, Eminem paced around the stage and announced that he was about to make a political statement during a concert in Reading, England.
"I'm not about to stand up here and use this f***ing stage for some kind of a platform to be all political and s**t," Eminem said, according to Billboard. "And I don't want to cause any controversy so I won't say no names -- but this mother f**ker Donald Trump I can't stand!"
The crowd erupted into cheers, with some concert attendees crying out "F**k Trump!"
The Detroit-based rapper, hearing the cries, urged the crowd to break out into a chant.
"When I say 'F**k,' you say 'Trump!'" Eminem told his fans.
The hip hop artist and his fans then bounced back the crude chant for several seconds.
"'Cause he's got our country f**ked up in America!" Eminem exclaimed before segueing into one of his most famous songs, the satirical "White America."
Eminem previously signaled his disdain for Trump during his current tour by wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with "F**k Trump."
On Aug. 24, Eminem broke out into a monologue on the president during a concert in Glasgow, Scotland.
"Scotland might have to be our new home because s**t ain't going so well in the states and I just want to take this moment out right now to say f**k Donald Trump!"
Following Trump's election, several prominent hip hop artists have spoken out against the president, with many accusing him of racism.
"I definitely feel like hip-hop is going through a change right now... a lot of musicians are realizing and stepping up to the plate and, you know, almost accepting their responsibility, like OK, we are the leaders of the people," Brooklyn-based rapper Joey Badass told CNN. "We are the voices. We speak for all of these people."
Chicago-based rapper Vic Mensa asserted "We're not able to hide behind myths of this being a post-racial society because Donald Trump has outlined exactly how a large portion of America feels."
In October 2016, Eminem released a song urging voters to reject Trump. The track was titled "Campaign Speech."
"Consider me a dangerous man but you should be afraid of this dang candidate," Eminem rapped, according to New York Daily News. "You say Trump don't kiss a*s like a puppet cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the funded / And that's what you wanted?/ A f**king loose cannon who's blunt with his hand on the button who doesn't have to answer to no one / Great idea."