WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Eminem wasn’t kidding when he rapped about how “Agent Orange” sent the Secret Service to meet him.
- The Secret Service interviewed the rapper in January 2018 to discuss two of his songs that had “threatening lyrics” aimed at President Donald Trump and his family.
- The agency later determined “that this case will be NON-REFERRED” to a federal prosecutor.
Remember when Eminem rapped about how “Agent Orange” sent the Secret Service to meet him? Turns out he wasn’t kidding.
The government agency had interviewed Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, on the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2018. The interview was detailed in about 40 pages of heavily redacted documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The Secret Service cited the rapper’s song, Framed, off his December 2017 album, Revival. They said it had “threatening lyrics” aimed at President Donald Trump and his family.
The agency cited the following lyrics: “Donald Duck’s on, there’s a Tonka Truck in the yard / But dog, how the f— is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car? … Plus I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde / Girl, that motherf—in’ baton twirler that got dumped in the pond / Second murder with no recollection of it.”
According to the documents, “a concerned citizen reported” that the song had “an inappropriate comment towards President Donald Trump and a threatening comment towards Ivanka Trump.”
The “concerned citizen” was apparently a TMZ employee who sought the Secret Service’s comment.
The documents added, “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.”
Eminem’s freestyle rap during the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards had the following lyrics: “That’s an awfully hot coffee pot / Should I drop it on Donald Trump? / Prob’ly not / But that’s all I got ‘til I come up with a solid plot.”
The rapper also said in a 2017 interview with Vulture that the president “makes my blood boil.”
The agency’s Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division did a background check on Eminem before setting up the interview through his attorneys.
Two pages, which summarized the discussion, were entirely redacted. The agency determined in a later meeting “that this case will be NON-REFERRED” to a federal prosecutor.
Eminem rapped about the meeting in the song The Ringer off his 2018 album, Kamikaze. The lyrics were “‘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.’”