In the days since Eminem released a scathing performance denouncing President Donald Trump at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards — the rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, has received both praise and condemnation for his political stance.
As Western Journalism previously reported, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the ongoing NFL protests by kneeling during the national anthem last season, expressed appreciation for the anti-Trump performance that mentioned him by name.
Among the pro-Trump voices to denounce the freestyle rap were YouTube stars Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond and Silk.
As reported by BizPac Review, the outspoken duo posted a tweet last week that included a video of their response.
after pplaying clips from Mathers’ four-minute performance, including the rapper’s ultimatum to any of his fans who support Trump, the two political commentators shot back with their own profanity-laced rap.
Warning: The Following Video Contains Profanity
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) October 12, 2017
“Trump’s yo’ president, so get over it,” Hardaway began.
The two women went back and forth for roughly two minutes, rapping in front of a still-frame image from Mathers’ performance.
“Now you can go around talking about you hate Trump,” Richardson said in one line. “Take a look in the mirror. You just got stomped!”
The response video was met with support and positive reviews from their fans, though several viewers expressed their disapproval.
If they’re not a disgrace to black people, I don’t know what is😑 #WeDontClaimThem
— Hardy D. Jenkins (@iAmHardyJenkins) October 12, 2017
— Ms. Elaine (@elaineprettyeye) October 13, 2017
For many of their supporters, however, the video represents the unique voices that helped them achieve fame online during the 2016 election season.
One Twitter user called the pair “rock stars,” declaring they “need a talk show on Fox!”
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