Eminem Unleashes Controversial New Single ‘Untouchable’ & Fans Are Split
8 December 2017, 10:26 | Updated: 8 December 2017, 10:31
Eminem - Untouchable (Audio)
Eminem hasn't held back!
Ahead of his new album ‘Revival’, Eminem has unleashed a new single called ‘Untouchable’.
The rapper has unleashed a heavily racial and politically-charged track, filled with references to America’s racial inequality and white privilege.
“White boy, white boy / You’re untouchable,” he raps over the rock-inspired Mr Porter production. “Nobody can tell me sh*t ’cause I’m a white boy.”
He then addresses segregation and discrimination in the US and makes a reference to black-balled NFL player Colin Kaepernick.
“Throughout history, African Americans have been treated like shit and I admit, there have been times when it has been embarrassing to be a white boy,” raps Eminem.
Fans have given their opinions:
I feel bad for Eminem it's like a trend to hate on him now. Untouchable was a good song but everybody hating— Juicy Syrup (@CameronOoley) December 8, 2017
Can’t wait for all the closet-racists to come out & passive aggressively hate on Eminem after dropping Untouchable— Nathanael Scott (@nscott97) December 8, 2017
If you get offended by Untouchable by Eminem in any way you are definitely racist— revival 12/15/2017 (@srdsuyog) December 8, 2017
Gonna go ahead and call the new #Eminem single, #Untouchable, a win. He's gonna catch some shade for being preachy, but if there is one white boy in the world who's in a place to rap about racial oppression, it's probably him.— Samuel Center (@Mister_Center) December 8, 2017
Meanwhile, Eminem also used the opportunity to released the artwork for his highly-anticipated new album ‘Revival’.
The image features a picture of Eminem with his head in his hands, with a the US flag over the top.
The rapper’s new album will feature appearances from Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors , Skylar Grey, Kehlani, Pink, and PHresher.
Speaking to Interview Magazine, Eminem gave fans a brief insight about what to expect on ‘Revival’.
“It’s a reflection of where I’m at right now, but also I feel like what I tried to do was diversify,” he said. “I’ve tried to make a little something for everyone.”
Eminem’s new album ‘Revival’ is set for release on 15th December.