BET Hip-Hop Awards: Eminem Rips Trump in Scathing Freestyle

October 11, 2017



    Eminem took President Donald Trump to task in a freestyle that aired during the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards on Tuesday. "When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that / Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada," Em raps in the pretaped segment. "All these horrible tragedies and he's bored and would rather / Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers." The rapper goes on to call Trump ”a kamikaze that'll probably cause a nuclear holocaust" and to question his attacks on the NFL. "Now, if you're a black athlete / You're a spoiled little brat” Em spits. “For tryna use your platform or your stature / To try to give those a voice who don't have one.”


  • Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Cardi looks home five awards, including Single of the Year for “Bodak Yellow” and Best New Hip-Hop Artist. Meanwhile, Lamar walked away with four wins--including Album of the Year for DAMN and Lyricist of the Year. The night also featured performances from Cardi, DJ Khaled, Migos, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Trina, Flo Rida, T-Pain, and Playboi Carti, among others.


    2017 BET Hip-Hop Award Winners:
    • Single of the Year: Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow"
    • Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
    • Best New Hip-Hop Artist: Cardi B
    • Hustler of the Year: Cardi B
    • Best Collaboration, Duo or Group: DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts” 
    • Best Hip-Hop Video: Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”
    • Hot Ticket Performer: Kendrick Lamar
    • Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar 
    • Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom
    • DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled 
    • Producer of the Year: Metro Boomin 
    • MVP of the Year: DJ Khaled
    • Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style): Cardi B 
    • Best Mixtape: Cardi B, Gangsta B**ch Music Vol. 2 
    • Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: Nicki Minaj, “Rake It Up” (Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj)
    • Impact Track: Jay Z, “Story of O.J.”