Eminem’s “The Ringer” Reveals Visit From Secret Service Agents

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Uh oh! Sounds like Slim Shady got in trouble with the law–but not in the way you might think. Eminem revealed that he was paid a visit by the Secret Service. Is he telling the truth?

Eminem questioned over song lyrics by Secret Service.
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Eminem’s tenth album, Kamikaze starts off with the song “The Ringer.” As the lyrics suggest, the rapper was indeed paid a visit by the Secret Service agents who protect Donald Trump and the first family.

Is Eminem a Threat?

BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold was the first to question whether or not Eminem’s lyrics were true. The lyrics of his song “The Ringer” include the verse:

“‘Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service / To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin’ him / Or ask if I’m linked to terrorists / I said, ‘Only when it comes to ink and lyricists.’”

To find out the truth, Leopold filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which is a request any person can make in writing to a federal agency to get records. He found that Eminem was in fact visited by the Secret Service.

Eminem is a strong critic of Donald Trump and spent much of a recent BET Awards event making fun of the president–including his bad tan. In addition, the lyrics of “Framed” include a line about driving around with Ivanka Trump in the trunk of his car.

Secret Service Report

According to the report obtained by Leopold, the Secret Service opened a file on Eminem after a “concerned citizen” contacted them about the lyrics of the song “Framed” which was released on the 2017 album Revival.

Based on the request, the reporter received a 40-page report from Donald Trump’s office. Most of it had been redacted–including the sections that contained the details of the discussion.

The case was referred to federal prosecutors as “NON-REFERRED,” meaning the agents did not conclude that he was a serious criminal threat to Donald Trump or the First Family.