Eminem spoke his mind on President Donald Trump via video at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards on October 10, 2017. He criticized Trump on issues ranging on ethics, racism, foreign policy, and the treatment of war veterans. Eminem is a world-famous influential rapper, and his indictment of Trump is sure to resonate with his fans. With a net worth of $190.0 million, Eminem is far away from his poverty-stricken days and a force to be reckoned with.
Eminem has called out the President of the United States for everything that he said and did since he has been occupying the Oval Office. The rapper expressed his views about Donald Trump in a newly released freestyle which aired at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. In it, he is in a downtown Detroit parking garage, boldly voicing his disapproval of Trump and refers to several comments and actions the president took. A lot of artists have openly expressed their disapproval of the president and his policies, and this is not the first time Eminem has either. We have more details about Eminem’s net worth and more right here.
A Troubled Childhood
Born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah Nelson and Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., Eminem’s age is 44. His birth name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, and he worked his way to become one of the biggest rappers in the world. Eminem’s parents separated when he was young, and after his father moved to California, he lived with his mother. With an itinerant childhood, he often moved between Michigan and Missouri, mostly living with relatives for only a year or two in cities like St. Joseph, Savannah, and Kansas City. As a kid, Eminem was “a bit of a loner” who was often bullied.
Working in the Hood
He spent most of his childhood in the working-class, mainly black, Detroit neighborhood where he was beaten up many times. Eminem liked telling stories and aspired to be a comic book artist before developing a passion for hip-hop. He began rapping at the age of 14 and had freestyle battles at his friend’s school, before entering in open mic contests where he honed his talent but struggled to get a break. His hard work started paying off, and soon people started appreciating his style and emphasis on rhyming. Initially, Eminem was part of several rap groups like New Jacks, Soul Intent, and D12, before breaking out as a solo artist.
Saying it Like it Is
In 1996, Eminem released his debut solo album, Infinite, which was a commercial failure. He then started working on his alter ego, Slim Shady, who was sadistic, violent, and allowed him to express his anger with lyrics about rape, drugs, and murder. His debut EP, Slim Shady EP, was released in 1997 and dealt with themes like poverty, marital discord, drug use, sexual acts, violence, and mental instability. That is how the legendary Dr. Dre discovered Eminem and, since then, there has been no looking back for the young rapper. He went on to release 10 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart and five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Top 100. Globally, he racked up sales of over 172 million albums which has made him one of the world’s best selling artists.
A Blockbuster Repertoire
Eminem’s albums like The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, Encore, Relapse, Recovery, and The Marshall Mathers LP 2 have ruled the charts. From them, Eminem’s songs, including “Guilty Conscience,” “The Real Slim Shady,” “The Way I Am,” “My Name Is,” “Without Me,” “Just Lose It,” “We Made You,” “Not Afraid,” “Love the Way You Lie,” “Berzerk,” and “The Monster,” ranked well, and saw a lot of radio play. Thanks to his music sales, concerts, tours, and video sales, Eminem’s net worth is a massive $190.0 million and counting. Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of Eminem’s new album which, on October 19, 2016, he announced he was working on.
A Complicated Family Life
While Eminem’s professional career has always been on the rise, his personal life has not been smooth. He married his childhood sweetheart, Kimberly Anne Scott twice, but both times it ended in divorce. Eminem filed for divorce and agreed to have joint custody of their daughter, Hailie. Eminem’s daughters Alaina and Whitney are not his biological children. Alaina’s mother is Dawn Scott, Kimberly’s twin sister, and Whitney is Kimberly’s daughter from another relationship. Eminem lives lavishly in a 15,129 square foot mansion in RochesterHills, a wealthy suburb of Detroit. Eminem’s house includes six bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, 21 rooms, a tennis court, lake, launch dock, swimming pool, and a five-car garage. The market value of the rapper’s 5.7-acre estate is assumed to be more than $4.0 million.
Sign of the Times
Eminem’s tirade against Trump has created a big splash and brought attention to him. His lyrics do not mince words as he raps “When he attacks the NFL, so we focus on that / Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada/ All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather / Cause a twitter storm with the Packers.” Eminem continues, “Then says he wants to lower our taxes / Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips / Back and forth with fam to his golf resorts and mansions?” They say that genuine music is indicative of the times it is created in. In that case, Eminem has once again struck a chord with his BET cypher performance and proved that a good artist transcends form, style, and time.