08:49 GMT25 November 2020
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    The artist is no stranger to provocative statements. In 2003, the US Secret Service looked into allegations that Eminem had threatened President George W. Bush. In his unreleased song “We As Americans”, the artist rapped: “F**k money, I don't rap for dead presidents. I'd rather see the president dead, it's never been said but I set precedents”.

    Music fans love when artists unexpectedly release new albums, but it seems that rapper Eminem is the exception, as social media users chastised the artist and labelled his new album trash for referring to the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

    The song "Unaccommodating" features the following lyrics: "But I'm contemplating yelling 'Bombs away' on the game. Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting".

    Social media users were left livid by this line, which they said is disrespectful to the victims of the terror attack, dropping tons of criticism on the rapper.

    ​Some users even asked for the album to be pulled and to delete the song from every streaming service.

    ​Others were angry at the artist, who had helped raise $2 million for victims of the terror attack but who now released a song that is insulting to the families of those affected.

    Some users were angry that Eminem released his new album on the day the family of another famous US rapper, Mac Miller, who released his own album posthumously.

    ​Alongside the album, the rapper released a music video for the song Darkness, which alludes to the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in US history. Some users found the video to be too graphic.

    Meanwhile, other users praised the artist’s new creation and his efforts to stop gun violence.

    ​The 2017 bombing attack in Manchester, which occurred as people were leaving a stadium after a concert by American singer Ariana Grande, resulted in the deaths of 22 people. More than 800 people suffered physical and psychological injuries.

    George Bush, 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, Eminem, Ariana Grande
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