One of the most talked about moments of Tuesday’s BET Hip Hop Awards was Detroit rapper Eminem’s controversial freestyle rap that took aim at President Donald Trump. Soon after its airing, the four-and-a-half-minute clip went viral, taking over news and social media, racking up millions of hits across the web, and eliciting responses from a whole slew of celebrities ranging from LeBron James, Ellen Degeneres, T-Pain, and more. In the rap cypher, Eminem runs down a list of criticisms of Donald Trump, briefly touching on issues such as immigration, corruption, hypocrisy, white supremacy, the NFL, gun control, environmental disasters, and much more during the short clip.
Predictably, in the nights since its initial broadcast on Tuesday, a number of TV personality have riffed off Eminem’s freestyle rap from the BET Hip Hop Awards, with late-night TV hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers each offering their own comedic responses to the video. On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the show produced a scripted skit showing a couple trying to leave a parking garage and being blocked by the rapper, with the oblivious duo confusing him for Macklemore. Jimmy Fallon aired a hilarious imagining of Trump’s freestyle response, while, in reference to Eminem’s ultimatum to his Trump-supporting fans, Meyers offered his own ultimatum to his own viewers, jokingly quipping, “Do you support [Trump] or do you support this show… that constantly mocks and denigrates everything about him?”
You can check out these late-night TV hosts’ parodies of Eminem’s freestyle rap directed toward Donald Trump below, plus check out the original freestyle rap cypher that aired during the BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night.
Eminem’s Anti-Trump Rap Cypher