Just as soon as Eminem was being praised for calling out President Trump during the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, social media began swelling with criticism for the legendary performer and the memorable performance he delivered. From his delivery to the content of his rhymes, every aspect of his craft was put under the microscope by lyrical purists, and then there were those who had a bone to pick with his political messages, whether it be out of disagreement or disappointment that such a socially conscious Eminem hadn't come earlier in the game.
Houston rap legend Willie D took to social media to share his reaction after taking in the a Capella piece, but unlike Snoop Dogg, T.I., LeBron James and others who simply applauded the moment, Willie chose to pivot and preach on what for him was a huge deal. "Not all of us are clowns. Some of us use our platforms to bring awareness, and positive change while fully aware of the associated risks," the Geto Boys rapper wrote in the caption of a video clip of the performance that he shared to Instagram. Then on Wednesday, Willie woke up to the drove of haters and posted a video to address them in defense of Em.
"Eminem lit Donald Trump a** up in that BET cypher. Like it or not, he's one of the best to ever do it. The man can't help that he's White any more than I or you can help that we're Black. But he understands that fighting racism is dependent upon using his white privilege for the right reason. Which he did," said Willie, "So what if he just now speaking out? Some of you motherf**kers ain't never spoke out."