On his Kamikaze track "The Ringer", Eminem revealed the Secret Service visited him at the request of Donald Trump
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,'" he split.
When asked, the Secret Service neither confirmed nor denied they paid Shady a visit.
So Buzzfeed filed a Freedom of Information Act request on whether Em was capping.
It turns out he wasn't.
"This week, the agency turned over 40 pages of documents that prove they did in fact interview the rapper. It turns out their interest in speaking with him was based on “threatening lyrics” from his rap “Framed” that appeared on Revival. The Secret Service characterized Eminem as “exhibiting inappropriate behavior” and noted that he, via the rap, “threatens protectee."”
Buzzfeed's request also revealed that the whole process started because a TMZ employee snitched.
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.
Hmm. Maybe that's the same TMZ employee whose political argument with Van Lathan led to Lathan's firing.
As for the agents visit with Em ... they concluded nothing he'd done or rapped was threatening enough to be referred to a federal prosecutor.
So no Gitmo for Marshall.