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James O'Brien's reaction to Eminem's Manchester Arena bombing lyrics

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James O'Brien gave his reaction to the rapper's controversial lyrics which referenced the Manchester Arena bombing.
James shared a memory of interviewing Eminem 20 years ago on the advent him becoming a sensation in the UK and remarked that the controversy was "difficult for him to negotiate".
Eminem's lyrics are: "I’m contemplating yelling ‘Bombs away’ on the game/Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting."
"The terrorist attack at that Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena shook us to our core," said James, "there was something so completely despicable about the idea of targeting happy children that it shook us in ways that even other terrorist atrocities haven't shaken us. Eminem has decided to reference this on his latest album."
After talking about this attack, Eminem compares himself to others including Saddam Hussein and James questions, "He's just doing what Eminem does, isn't he? What do you do if someone is deliberately trying to offend you for money or clicks?"
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Comments 741
sean gonsalves
sean gonsalves 5 days ago
Your corny bro
Dark Wolf
Dark Wolf 17 days ago
It's not a terror attack
Dave Edmond
Dave Edmond 21 day ago
Isn’t he just stating something that happened? If he said he was glad of it or something then sure. But, especially the freestyle he’s talking about something that happened. Maybe I’m wrong
J Chadwick
J Chadwick 27 days ago
Eminem faces backlash for his new album. Oh the nostalgia
Lauren Holiday
Lauren Holiday 27 days ago
trash
Jim Of LH
Jim Of LH 28 days ago
I’m sure people want to forget about the bombings and sit there waiting for it to happen again. Eminem doesn’t.
Dwight Shroot
Dwight Shroot 28 days ago
It’s what he does
Hope
Hope 29 days ago
Eminem fans are the most toxic group of losers in the world
Matthew Holwill
Matthew Holwill Month ago
People seem to forget about the 2 million he donated. You mugs get over yourselves lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Ady8217
Ady8217 Month ago
what do you do? stop listening, that's it. he's an entertainer, I don't know how this is shocking :))
Matthew Clark
Matthew Clark Month ago
I know that he raised money and im happy for that but please man im from manchester and i lived here all my life, bit too far for me
ThinkDifferent
ThinkDifferent Month ago
LOL! These clowns don't mention he also help raise 2mill for that incident.
Scott Price
Scott Price Month ago
What's the song anyways
Joey The Misfit
Joey The Misfit Month ago
👎
Pelon Morales
Pelon Morales Month ago
People just need to realize it’s just a metaphor and words he’s not actually doing the bombing or killing it’s that simple, there are people who say a lot worse than what eminem states and they really mean it and will do it!
Ankit The bad Geezer
Oh my Eminem was always supposed to be nice and gentle with his lyrics.
Yuma Yiska
Yuma Yiska Month ago
Emenem doing what he does best, profiteering from other people's suffering.
Sofiane Chomsky
Sofiane Chomsky Month ago
Facts he donated money didn't he
Sofiane Chomsky
Sofiane Chomsky Month ago
And for your information that's not eminem was shady 😂
Sofiane Chomsky
Sofiane Chomsky Month ago
1.3 k dislike the word you looking for
Sofiane Chomsky
Sofiane Chomsky Month ago
To speak the truth you have the right to be offensive
Sofiane Chomsky
Sofiane Chomsky Month ago
Eminem needed in the world he's double entendre
Mark Ashford
Mark Ashford Month ago
Its just bars get over it em has donated loads of money etc it’s not different to comedy...
after - dark
after - dark Month ago
what does fornite have to do with emsinem
Orla Holloway
Orla Holloway Month ago
Its disgusting
Jack the lad
Jack the lad Month ago
The only offensive part is the fact that children died in the attack
thomas aitken
thomas aitken Month ago
One rule for the rich and one for the poor .
Father Damien Karras
James your are the weakest link. Goodbye!
thomas aitken
thomas aitken Month ago
Well would he sing the same lyrics if it was his daughter killed at a concert
Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt Month ago
You should not give reviews. You are bad at expressing an opinion clearly and you should be bothered by it too. You are writing him off and you missed the whole point. I feel sorry for you.
GHOUL Ap
GHOUL Ap Month ago
Eminem donate 2million to victims Ariana on the other hand: ...
GHOUL Ap
GHOUL Ap 18 days ago
@Noelia721 How much she donated? When she continued the tour after the death of 22ppl was that money also donated?. I've never seen any news of her paying for the funerals ?
Noelia721
Noelia721 18 days ago
Yeah and ariana payed their funerals and make a concert to raise money( called one love manchester). Both of them are awesome Try to get information before talk bad about a person.
Shawn Reppert
Shawn Reppert Month ago
Crybaby’s these days, Jesus help us
itsCrazyPvP
itsCrazyPvP Month ago
2 million pounds donated HELLO?? CAN YOU HEAR ME??
Narrow Waif
Narrow Waif Month ago
"Fairly big in america" is when I stopped watching
A Don
A Don Month ago
I used to like Eminem. Then I found out James O Brien usually likes him.
J Valdes
J Valdes Month ago
if Eminem offended you....he won
Duarte Duarte
Duarte Duarte Month ago
Also he helped raise $2 million enough said lol
Duarte Duarte
Duarte Duarte Month ago
Hes doing it because hes Eminem also those crazy references he is making connected to those events or people he brings it into his genre of music on how he will destroy anyone who dares to challenge him lyrically. You have to understand the genre before you judge. If you dont like it dont listen and carry on there is no harm here
Johnny Dibert
Johnny Dibert Month ago
The only controversy is how the rest of the rap genre survives 2020 after Em completely slayed everyone in January.
Nero Czar
Nero Czar Month ago
Idiot. Seems like ur making money on it
DB 42
DB 42 Month ago
Snowflakes triggered
Zack Stanfield
Zack Stanfield Month ago
Dont be a snowflake and you wont cry all the time
K P
K P Month ago
People complaining about Em referencing the Manchester attack need to remember that hip hop is political discourse first and foremost.
Joshua Figueroa
Joshua Figueroa Month ago
What i find funny is when the media attack his daugher in social media. Or when the media insults him its all find and dandy but when he speaks his mind and speaks truth the media attacks him.
KiiNG
KiiNG Month ago
Stop calling him Eminem!!! ITS *SLIM SHAAAAAAADYYYYYYYYY*
T3AR legion
T3AR legion Month ago
He also made jokes about 9:11 and comments about that in his album it's no different ones older ones more recent they both had people dying they were both horrific attacks it's meant to be nothing is off limits everything can be funny and I feel like he succeeded at that goal
Joel Ramirez
Joel Ramirez Month ago
Yup, doesn't listen to the album, but goes nick picking lines. Btw yea your old.
Imtheshark
Imtheshark Month ago
Here you go again James, crying bout your’e "perfect" life
Shelbys GT2014
Shelbys GT2014 Month ago
Eminem donated 200k to the victim fund!!
AUA
AUA Month ago
You missed the point bro.
Brandin Bertucci
The whole album is based on the American tragedies that have happened over the past few years.... It’s making a point and Eminem is correct about it. 🤷‍♂️ It’s asking how much more has to happen, for everyone to take notice?
Bob M
Bob M Month ago
He also has lyrics about 9-11 and the Vegas shooting. I don’t get the outrage over this specific lyric.
VaucluseVanguard
Couldn't resist the jibe at Laurence Fox could he.
richard golden
richard golden Month ago
That's what you get when you hate on Eminem, x5 dislikes to likes😂
startrek stardate
6.5 minutes of my life I can never get back.
Arty Munoz
Arty Munoz Month ago
Paul Rosenberg: “Em it’s Paul, you offended people with the Manchester bar” Em: (never calls back)
bigtaterman
bigtaterman Month ago
He said worse about 9/11 and Americans didn't bat an eye. Grow some nuts UK.
Yami No Lotus
Yami No Lotus Month ago
Man some people are ignorant when Shady did a charity and raise money for those victims!
adrian koh
adrian koh Month ago
Typical over sensitive "Brit-wits". You will never "get with it" sometimes *facepalm*
krazie126
krazie126 Month ago
Freedom Of Speech is awesome isn't it? No one cares about your feelings.
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