Rap star Eminem was investigated by the Secret Service for threatening President Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump, according to newly released documents.
The contact first came in the form of a letter to the rapper’s attorneys in late 2017. Next, the agents allegedly visited the celebrity at his studio to question him.
Eminem seemingly confirmed the investigation in his 2018 song, The Ringer. He rapped:
“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.'”
Eminem, real name Marshal Mathers, also told show host Sway Calloway about the incident, although at the time the Secret Service refused to confirm it.
“They came to my studio, yeah. They were basically asking me questions about my lyrics to see what the intent was behind them and if I was making an actual threat or just expressing myself.”
The song that initiated the investigation into Eminem was called Framed. The controversial lyrics about the Trump family went:
Woke up, it was dawn, musta knew somethin’ was wrong
Think I’m becomin’ a monster ’cause of the drugs that I’m on
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?
Gotta get to the bottom of it to try to solve it
Must go above and beyond, ’cause it’s incumbent upon me
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
Eminem is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and his presidency, both in his music and his interviews. He has also made similar threats to many other celebrities, ex-wives, and even his own mother throughout his career.
Mathers joins a slew of other celebrities who have made death references to the President, most notably Kathy Griffin and Snoop Dogg.