Conservatives on social media blasted rapper Eminem after the Detroit native’s representatives reportedly sent a cease and desist letter to presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy telling him to stop publicly rapping to his music.
Music publisher BMI sent a letter to the Ramaswamy campaign’s lawyer saying, “BMI has received a communication from Marshall B. Mathers, III, professionally known as Eminem, objecting to the Vivek Ramaswamy campaign’s use of Eminem’s musical compositions.”
“BMI will consider any performance of the Eminem Works by the Vivek 2024 campaign from this date forward to be a material breach of the Agreement for which BMI reserves all rights and remedies with respect thereto,” the letter, which was first reported by Daily Mail, continued.
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Eminem, left, and 2024 GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. (Getty Images)
Eminem, who endorsed President Biden in 2020, was promptly slammed by conservatives on social media who mocked the Michigan multimillionaire recording artist for objecting to Ramaswamy’s promotion of his music on the campaign trail.
“Lmao what a gigantic baby,” author and political commentator Mike Cernovich tweeted.
Some pointed out that Eminem has previously espoused an anti-war message that is similar to the positions of Ramaswamy.
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Dr. Dre, left, and Eminem. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
“Right before the 2004 election, Eminem released an anti-Bush song called ‘Mosh,’” State Freedom Caucus Network Comms Director Greg Price posted. “One of its lyrics was ‘No more blood for oil. We got our own battles to fight on our own soil.’ Now he’s angry that the most anti-war candidate in the GOP primary sang his song at an event.”
Ramaswamy responded to Eminem on social media.
“Will The REAL Slim Shady Please Stand Up?” Ramaswamy posted. “He didn’t just say what I think he did, did he?”
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Vivek Ramaswamy, chairman and co-founder of Strive Asset Management and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, during the Republican primary presidential debate hosted by Fox News in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Representatives for Eminem did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
“Vivek just got on the stage and cut loose,” Ramaswamy campaign spokesperson Tricia McLaughlin told Fox News Digital. “To the American people’s chagrin, we will have to leave the rapping to the real slim shady.”