In part 3 of his Kamikaze interview with Sway, Eminem touches on Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick and his problems with Tyler, The Creator.
On “The Ringer,” one of the standout cuts on Kamikaze, the Detroit rapper claimed America’s Orange-faced leader sent the secret service to interrogate him.
“Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service / To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin’ him,” he raps.
When asked about the lyrics, Em responded saying. “They came to my studio and they were just basically asking me questions about my lyrics to see what the intent was behind them and if I was making an actual threat or just expressing myself.”
Elsewhere in the 15-minute long interview, Shady explains why he threw shots at Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt. “I really did like [Odd Future],” said Em. “I thought their movement was really cool too. We didn’t make music, but I just felt like OK, there’s a mutual respect. And a lot of the shit that ended up happening after that, like the tweet he put out talking about Shady XV and why can’t people that are close to him tell him that his shit sucks and it’s trash. OK, listen, man. You don’t have to like it and it could really suck, but being that somebody really was cool to you, you would expect some kind of reciprocation. And just don’t go public with it and publicly express your opinion and how much my shit is trash.
“Then Earl Sweatshirt gets in an interview after Tyler trashes me and Earl Sweatshirt, anybody who listens to Eminem is drinking too much Mountain Dew. And I’m just like really? Like, what the fuck? You guys were just on tour with us,” Em continued. “We hung out, we kicked it, made jokes. I know a lot of this shit, I could come across as being very petty. But at a certain point in time, someone has their breaking point.”
Em reveals that Tyler’s comments about “Walk On Water,” his collaboration with Beyoncé was what really pissed him off. “When Tyler tweeted out the thing about ‘Walk on Water.’ ‘This fucking song is horrible.’ I was like, alright, I need to say something now ’cause this is fucking stupid. But at the same time, I’m not gonna be America’s punching bag and motherfuckers think it’s cool and safe to say whatever the fuck they want about me.”
Watch the full part 3 below.