On “Unaccommodating,” the next track on his new album Music to Be Murdered By, Eminem alludes to the Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 folks at an Ariana Grande concert in 2017. He raps, “I’m considering yelling ‘bombs away’ on the video game/Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert ready.”
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, has condemned the lyrics in a assertion to the BBC. “This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful to the households and all those impacted,” Mayor Bunham mentioned.
Pitchfork has arrived at out to representatives for Andy Burnham. A agent for Eminem was unavailable for comment.
Eminem beforehand referenced the Manchester bombing in his 2018 “Kick Off” freestyle. He rapped about a “suicide bomber which is looking at/Ariana Grande sing her final tune of the evening/And as the viewers from the damn live performance is leaving/Detonates the machine strapped to his belly location.”
Pursuing the attack in May 2017, Eminem inspired his supporters to donate to the British Red Cross in assistance of the households of the victims of the bombing. The Manchester City Council thanked him for his efforts.