Rapper Eminem is facing a chorus of criticism for a lyric in a new song that makes light of a horrific terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert.
Panic and mayhem seized crowds of Grande fans during a gig in 2017 after a suicide bombing killed 22 people and wounded 59 others.
For some reason, Eminem included a boorish lyric referring to the bomb blast in his song “Unaccommodating” from his new album, Music To Get Murdered By, dropped today.
The lyric goes:
But I’m contemplating yelling “Bombs away” on the game
Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting
An explosion sound is then played, queuing the rest of the song that references suicide attacks and terrorism.
Mother of gay son lost to Ariana Grande concert attack calls Eminem ‘distasteful’.
Martyn Hett, 29, was a bright-eyed PR worker who lost his life in the attack.
His mother, Figen Murray, initially expressed his disbelief on Twitter when someone alerted her to the song’s existence: “That would be a real shame if he did that,” she wrote.
Minutes later, Murray tweeted: “Feels like he is piggybacking on the fame of Ariana grande and Justin Bieber and says distasteful things about other celebrities.