According to newly obtained documents, Eminem was interviewed by the Secret Service after releasing an album with “threatening lyrics” about President Trump.
There were more than 40 pages of information about an interview from the rapper who released “Kamikaze.” The documents were turned over to Buzzfeed after they filed a Freedom of Information Act request back in August 2018 when Eminem first referenced the issue in a song:
“Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service / To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin’ him / Or ask if I’m linked to terrorists / I said, ‘Only when it comes to ink and lyricists.'”
NEW/SCOOP: Took a temporary detour from my usual reporting
After @Eminem released Kamikaze, I listened to it on my way home from work. On The Ringer, he raps he was visited by Secret Service
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) October 24, 2019
When asked about the issue the Secret Service declined to comment.
More on the story from Fox News:
But heavily redacted documents show that agents were sent to speak with Eminem in January 2018 because of “threatening lyrics” in his rap “Framed” where he spoke about murder and made reference to President Trump and Ivanka Trump.
According to the BuzzFeed report, the Secret Service was alerted to the lyrics by a TMZ employee who requested a comment on if the agency was “investigating Eminem for his threatening lyrics about First daughter Ivanka Trump.”
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, has been an outspoken critic of Trump.
Agents made note in their records that, in June 2017, he had made comments about the president that were “threatening in nature.”
Two days after the interview, the Secret Service decline to refer the case to prosecutors, The Hill reported.
It’s good to see this was looked into. He was clearly making threatening remarks toward President Trump.