Eminem slammed over 'disgusting' Ariana Grande Manchester bombing lyrics in new album

Eminem slammed over 'disgusting' Ariana Grande Manchester bombing lyrics in new album

Rapper Eminem has been severely criticized on social media this week, over lyrics in his latest album which make reference to the Manchester Bombing.

The album, entitled 'Music To Murder By', features a track called 'Unaccommodating' which addresses his long-running beef with fellow rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

The track features a sample of explosion sound effects, along with the line: "But I'm contemplating yelling 'Bombs away' on the game/Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting."

On Twitter, a number of social media users have condemned the lyrics as being unnecessarily crass and offensive. For example, one person who listened to the track wrote shortly after: "Eminem literally just used a horrific terrorist attack that killed 22 innocent adults/children for a punchline in a song. i am disgusted. [sic]"

Meanwhile, someone else wrote: "This is so messed up! Many people (mostly children) were injured at this concert and some even lost their lives, and he thinks it’s ok to put this lyric in a song? @Eminem maybe try and have a little respect, and don’t use a terrorist attack to gain clout. [sic]"

This isn't the first time that Eminem has mentioned the attack in his music either. Back in 2018, he referenced the Manchester bombing in an 11-minute freestyle, which contains the lyrics: "Like an Islamic regime, a jihadist extreme, radical suicide bomber that’s seeing, Ariana Grande sing her last song of the evening, and as the audience from the damn concert is leaving, detonates the device strapped to his abdominal region, I’m not gonna finish that, for obvious reasons."

Watch this interview with Eminem talking about this feud with Machine Gun Kelly:

The Manchester Arena suicide bombing occurred in Manchester in England, on 22 May 2017, during a live show held by Ariana Grande. Terrorists detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb at the conclusion of the show, killing 23 people, and inuring a further 139.

As a result of the incident, Ariana Grande herself tweeted shortly afterward: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words. [sic]" - which briefly became the most-liked tweet in the history of Twitter. As a result of her subsequent trauma over the attack, Grande canceled the remainder of her tour and took a hiatus from music for several weeks.