Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for controversial lyrics about arena attack - EpicNews

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has criticised Eminem after he made light of the Manchester Arena bombing on his new album.

The rap icon shocked followers this morning (January 17) by releasing ‘Music To Be Murdered By’, which options collaborations with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Anderson .Paak and the late Juice WRLD.

However on ‘Unaccomodating’, which options Younger M.A, he features a controversial reference to the 2017 attack, which saw 22 people lose their lives when a suicide bomber targeted fans as they left an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.


I’m considering yelling ‘Bombs away’ on the sport/Like I’m outdoors of an Ariana Grande live performance ready,” Eminem raps on the observe.

Inside hours of the album’s arrival, the rapper confronted a collection of backlash, together with from town’s mayor.

Andy Burnham instructed the BBC: “That is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful to the households and all these affected.”

The Detroit rapper additionally came under fire on social media. Figen Murray, whose son Martyn Hett died within the assault, stated of the observe: “Looks like he’s piggybacking on the celebrity of Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber and says distasteful issues about different celebrities.”

“I’m disgusted how did he or his staff assume this was okay? he’s trash,” one consumer wrote.


One other stated: “The truth that Eminem made a joke in regards to the Manchester assault in his tune makes me sick. he can’t get out of this one. He absolutely stated her title and may’t deny it in any respect. disgusting. how insensitive do u need to be to say one thing like this.”

However others identified Eminem’s famend type for controversial lyrics – having beforehand referenced 9/11 on 50 Cent’s ‘Patiently Ready’.

One wrote: “Seeing Eminem everywhere in the trending web page for some lyrics. Particularly the Manchester bombing and let me simply say……his title is slim shady and he’s been doing that shit for 20 plus years. Give up being a delicate prick and simply hearken to the god rattling music bruh.”

His followers additionally identified that the rapper supported a 2017 marketing campaign that raised £2 million for victims of the attack.