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Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James and More React to Eminem’s 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle

  Norm Hall / Theo Wargo / Jason Miller, Getty Images (3)
Norm Hall / Theo Wargo / Jason Miller, Getty Images (3)

Eminem is once again the talk of the celebrity world following the airing of his scathing, President Trump-focused freestyle at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. Over the course of a little more than four minutes, the Rap God went at Trump, using a series of dizzying rhyme schemes and one-liners to dismiss the 45th president. Hip-Hop loved it, and so did the celebrity world abroad.

Being the bars-appreciator he is, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James highlighted one of the best lyrics from the freestyle. “Racism is the only thing he’s Fantastic 4(fantastic for), cause that’s how he gets his rock off, he’s orange. Sheesh @Eminem!! 🔥🔥✊🏾🔥🔥#United,” ‘Bron tweeted, referencing Slim Shady’s ferocious bars.

Musician Jack Antonoff, who produced Taylor Swift’s new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” also offered up his praise for Em’s political commentary. “eminem delivers the clearest and most beautiful anti trump moment,” he wrote on Twitter.

Sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann took things even a bit further, saying Em’s verse actually made him a fan. “After 27 years of doubts about rap I am now an @Eminem fan. Best political writing of the year, period. 👏👏👏👏👏”

Folks like actress/TV personality Rosie O’Donnell and actor/comedian D.L. Hughley also chimed in, but most notably of all, Colin Kaepernick, who’s sparked plenty of controversy for kneeling during the National Anthem when he was in the NFL, also gave his props to Slim Shady.

“I appreciate you @Eminem ✊🏾,” tweeted the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. Check out the reactions of other celebrities below.

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