Late-Night Hosts Respond to Eminem’s Anti-Trump Cypher


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Meyers had some words for any fans of his that may also be Trump supporters, whereas Fallon showcased Trump’s “clapback” response.

Late-night hosts Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and James Corden all took time from their Wednesday night opening monologues to address Eminem’s politically charged freestyle against Donald Trump.

During the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, Eminem performed an explosive freestyle against the president, calling him a “racist grandpa,” and asking fans to “decide who you like more,” between him and Trump.

Meyers felt inspired by rapper Eminem’s anti-Trump cypher.

The host addressed the rapper’s freestyle takedown of President Donald Trump, saying, “Powerful stuff. To any fans of this show who are also fans of Donald Trump, it’s time to make a decision, guys.”

“Do you support him or do you support this show that constantly mocks and denigrates everything about him?” Meyers asked his audience. He then tried his own hand at dropping rhymes: “My name is Seth and I’m here to say, if you like Trump then go away.”

For Eminem, a Grammy-winning recording artist and lyricist, the previous night’s lines were a bit more scathing: “When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that/Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada/All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather/Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers/Then says he wants to lower our taxes.”

A guest on Meyers’ show, Taran Killam praised Eminem and tried to perform his impression of…

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