Eminem’s New Song ‘Untouchable’ Rails Against White Privilege And Supports Colin Kaepernick
Just when you thought Eminem couldn’t be any more controversial rapping about killing his mom and Christina Aguilera giving head to Carson Daly and Fred Durst, the 45-year-old is bound to rustle more feathers with his latest song “Untouchable.”
The six-minute song from his upcoming album Revival, rails against police brutality, institutional racism, white privilege, and the backlash of the Colin Kaepernick anthem protests.
Here are some of the most poignant lyrics if you’re not in the mood to get screamed at by Eminem for six straight minutes. As transcribed by Rolling Stone:
“Feels like we’re stuck in a time warp to me/ As I kick these facts and get these mixed reactions/ As this beat backspins/ It like we’re drifting back into the Sixties/ Having black skin is risky ’cause this keeps happening,” Eminem says. “Throughout history, African Americans have been treated like shit/ And I admit, there have been times where it’s been embarrassing to be a white boy.”
“Why is there black neighborhoods?/ ‘Cause America segregated us/ Designated us to an area/ Separated us/ Section-eight’d us” – and criticized bad cops who “fuck it up for good cops.”
“Just keep marching, til’ we reach Congress/ But they gonna say you’re tying to take an irrational stance cause you try to slander the flag/ But somebody has to be the sacrificial lamb,” Eminem said. “So they call it a Kaepernick tantrum if you don’t stand for the national anthem.”
Revival will drop December 15th and feature some surprising guests like Ed Sheeran, Pink and Alicia Keys and Beyonce. Surprised Adele doesn’t make an appearance.
[h/t Rolling Stone]