Grammy-winning rapper Eminem might have went a little too far during his Bonnaroo concert. New reports claim Slim Shady is getting heat for using realistic-sounding gunshots during his set.
According to reports, Em sparked the controversy during his Saturday night set.
Shortly after starting his headlining set on the What Stage, three separate blasts rang out during his performance sparking debate on social media over whether such sound effects are appropriate in the context of recent mass shootings. (USA Today)
Social media made sure to single out Em and debate over his special effects decision.
Pyrotechnics imitating a gunshot during Eminem’s Bonaroo set had the crowd shook 😶 pic.twitter.com/ZCWSlI8s3Z
— Brad King (@BradKing32) June 10, 2018
Eminem needs stop poppin off guns during his show.. literally has everyone ducking, weaving AND bobbing
— phoenix (@ThatsSoPhoenix) June 10, 2018
coming from a performing stand point, i get the effect of sound effects on stage, but there’s a certain point that cross’s the line. i’m one of eminem’s number 1 fans but to hear 3 gun shots coming straight from his set had me scared af. not gonna lie. especially in this world…
— M (@macykatemusic) June 10, 2018
They're really mad at @Eminem for using gun shot sound effects at his concert.
At his RAP concert.
I saw the video and it didn't even sound like somebody shot a real gun, that paired with the song change right on que 😂. If y'all thought that was real you're just dumb 😂
— Jay Williams (@Jaywilliams2500) June 10, 2018
i literally saw eminem less than a week ago NO ONE was triggered / scared of the gunshot noise that has been performed for YEARS LMAO you’re begging for attention go home https://t.co/E9ZCZuFORE
— kailey (@kaileypost666) June 10, 2018
Eminem has ended Kill You with the gun shot effects for (at least) 6 years now and this is the first time someone ever complains
— Laia (@onlyslimshady) June 10, 2018
Recently, rap star Nicki Minaj called Em the G.O.A.T. and reacted to him saying they’re dating.
I just found the intro to my album. He the 🐐 🤭 The sound of him screaming my name just completely confirmed to me in my head that I’m extremely & utterly afraid of Slim Shady😭 y’all know he BEEN tf CRAZY! If he say we go together then bitch we go togeva😭😭😭😭😭😭 all I did was post my lil verse y’all I swear 😩😂
“Nicki! Let’s do this! I’ma tell you something about Nicki that she don’t even know. We go together. That’s all I wanted to say. Thank-you for letting me get that off my chest.”