Eminem interviewed by Secret Service over song's 'threatening lyrics' believed to be aimed at Trump, documents reveal
The documents were obtained after the "Kamikaze" rapper alluded to the encounter with the Secret Service in August 2018.
Eminem was reportedly questioned by the Secret Service in 2018, shortly after he released an album containing "threatening lyrics" about President Donald Trump. Reports state that more than 40 pages of information regarding an interview with the rapper were turned over to Buzzfeed this week after the outlet filed a Freedom of Information Act request.
The documents were obtained after the "Kamikaze" rapper alluded to the encounter with the Secret Service in August 2018. "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,'" Eminem's lyrics stated. The Secret Service had reportedly declined to comment about questioning the rapper at the time.
However, the new documents, which were heavily redacted, show that federal agents were sent to speak with Eminem in January 2018 because of "threatening lyrics" in his rap song "Framed." The agency reportedly also characterized his behavior as "inappropriate" and said that through his rap, the artist "threatens protectee."
Eminem, in the particular rap, had talked about murder and had made a reference to President Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump.
According to the documents, the day Eminem's album 'Revival' was released, on December 15, 2017, “a concerned citizen reported Marshall Mathers, the rapper ‘Eminem’, had a new song called ‘Framed’ with an inappropriate comment towards President Donald Trump and a threatening comment towards Ivanka Trump.” Reports state that the "concerned citizen" was a TMZ employee.
The employee reportedly requested a comment on whether the agency was "investigating Eminem for his threatening lyrics about First daughter Ivanka Trump.”
The Secret Service's heavily redacted document stated: "The song was about a murder that he could remember and must be ‘framed’ with the specific lyrics, ‘Donald Duck’s on as the Tonka Truck in the yard. But dog, how the fuck is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car? ... ' cause I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde Girl, that motherfuckin ' baton twirler that got dumped in the pond, Second murder with no recollection of it..."