Mum of teen, 15, killed in Manchester bombing slams Eminem for 'disgusting' rap about terror attack
The artist raps about being a brainwashed suicide bomber and specifically mentions Ariana Grande’s concert in his 11-minute freestyle titled Kick-Off.
The suicide bomber Salman Ramadan Abedi murdered 22 people as fans were leaving the concert in May 2017.
Mum Charlotte Hodgson, whose 15-year-old daughter Olivia Campbell-Hardy died in the attack, branded the rapper as a “vile human.”
In his lyrics he described the attack saying “as the audience from the damn concert is leaving, detonates the device strapped to his abdominal region”.
Charlotte, from Bury, saw the video after it was shared on Facebook and now hopes it will be pulled down.
Squashed in-between a brainwashing machine/
Like an Islamic regime, a jihadist extreme radical/
Suicide bomber that’s seeing/
Ariana Grande sing her last song of the evening/
And as the audience from the damn concert is leaving/
Detonates the device strapped to his abdominal region/
I’m not gonna finish that, for obvious reasons
She told Manchester Evening News: “I didn't think anybody could do this and be so disrespectful to us all. It's vile and he is a vile human for doing it.
"Why would anyone compare themselves to a Jihadist or a bomber? I think he needs help if he sees himself like that.”
The 38-year-old added that Ariana’s song No Tears Left To Cry was “very respectful in memory of everyone there” and that was a “fantastic gesture”.
She questioned why the Detroit MC would try to profit from a “horrific event”.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, made an undisclosed donation to help the victims of the attack when it happened and also urged his Twitter followers to do the same.
At the beginning of his free-style the 46-year-old rapper says: “I’ve always looked at battle rap as competition or war.
"And the main objective is to destroy. Completely f***ing obliterate your opponent by saying anything and everything, whatever the f*** you can, to get a reaction from the crowd. So nothing’s off limits."
Charlotte says things are even more tough now and sometimes worse since the aftermath of the bombing.
What happened in the Manchester Arena attack?
A bomb exploded in the foyer of Manchester Arena moments after US pop star Ariana Grande left the stage on May 22, 2017.
Witnesses told how nuts and bolts were sent flying in the blast as fans made their way to Manchester Victoria train station next door to the concert venue.
At least 64 fans were injured and 22 lost their lives – including many children.
The fanatic responsible for the horror was identified as Manchester-born Salman Abedi, 22.
Olivia would have been 17 on November 28 and even though her family raised a glass for her “it’s just not the same”.
She said: “It kills me everyday. At times it's worse as at the beginning we were kept so busy. Now that things are quiet and we have time to think it's hitting hard.”
The Sun Online has contacted Eminem’s representatives for a comment.
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