Eminem was recently paid a visit by the US Secret Service over “threatening lyrics” aimed towards Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.
As Buzzfeed News reports, the rapper was questioned over lyrics from his 2017 track ‘Framed’. Freedom of Information documents obtained detail that on December 15th, 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.”
The “concerned citizen” was actually an employee at TMZ seeking comment about the song’s lyrics. “I want to know if your agency is investigating Eminem for his threatening lyrics about First daughter Ivanka Trump,” the person wrote in an email.
The lyrics that were targetted in the investigation were: “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.”
An interview between the Secret Service and Eminem — real name Marshall Mathers— took place on January 16th, 2018.
During the interview, agents relayed anti-Trump lyrics that Mathers performed at an awards show, and comments that he had made about Trump in interviews.
The interview was discussed two days later during a Secret Service meeting, “and it was determined that this case will be NON-REFERRED” to a federal prosecutor.
Eminem alluded to the interview in Kamikaze track ‘The Ringer’, “‘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.'”