Eminem Uses Gunshot Sounds In Bonnaroo Performance, Draws Criticism
Rapper Eminem is drawing fire from attendees of Saturday’s Bonnaroo concert over his use of realistic gunshot sounds during his performance.
EMINEM USES GUNSHOT SOUND EFFECTS IN A PERFORMANCE, DRAWS CRITICISM
In a performance of his 2000 hit “Kill You,” Eminem accentuated the song with realistic firearm sounds. However, the audience did not appreciate this touch, especially as a mass shooting occurred at a Las Vegas concert last year. A clip showcasing the moment in Eminem’s set, and the subsequent gasp of fear from the audience, can be seen below:
— EMINEM_TOUR_UPDATES (@Eminemreviv1) June 10, 2018
Reactions to Eminem’s performance on social media has been polarized, with several people expressing their disappointment in the musician while fans defend him, noting that this is something of a tradition for the song:
i was having a good time at eminem’s set then he played a realistic gunshot noise. the whole crowd ducked and i’ve never felt more traumatized and ready to panic. completely inappropriate
— red (@sandwahhh) June 10, 2018
coming from a performing stand point, i get the effect of sound effects on stage, but there’s a certain point that cross’s the line. i’m one of eminem’s number 1 fans but to hear 3 gun shots coming straight from his set had me scared af. not gonna lie. especially in this world…
— M (@macykatemusic) June 10, 2018
are y’all really that mad at eminem over a song from 2002 that has a gun sound effect
— j🏳️🌈 (@arcticsnessa) June 10, 2018
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