The rapper Marshal Mathers better known as Eminem stunned the world when he released a rap video that took direct aim at President Trump and his family.
This wasn’t the first time the rapper went after the Trump’s either, something the Secret Service confirmed when they began to investigate Eminem.
The Secret Service responding to a FOIA request from Buzzfeed news has confirmed for the first time that Eminem got the Kathy Griffin treatment – a bunch of Secret Service agents knocking on his door demanding answers.
Not a good place to be, Kathy acknowledged and I am sure Eminem shares that sentiment. The report says he was investigated for “threatening lyrics” and “exhibiting inappropriate behavior” and added that his rap lyrics “threatens protectee.”
According to the documents, on Dec. 15, 2017, the day Revival was released, “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 a TMZ employee, according to the documents. They sent the Secret Service an email with a link to an article in The Hill about the song. “I want to know if your agency is investigating Eminem for his threatening lyrics about First daughter Ivanka Trump,” the person wrote.
It appears the TMZ employee was seeking comment from the Secret Service. The documents do not reveal the agency received correspondence from any other individual about the song. Hours before the email was sent, TMZ had published a story about Eminem’s lyrics criticizing Trump. TMZ did not respond to a request for comment for this story.
The Secret Service investigative documents, which are heavily redacted, go on to say, “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 . ..”
The documents also note, “This is not the first time MATHERS made threatening comments towards POTUS and his family. In June 2017, MATHERS freestyled comments that were threatening in nature towards POTUS.”
… The Secret Service documents show the agency’s Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division conducted a background check on Eminem and started to arrange an interview with the rapper through his attorneys on Dec. 20, 2017.
The interview took place a month later, on the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2018, with Eminem and his legal team.