Eminem Warned By US Secret Service

artist: eminem date: 12/09/2003 category: general music news
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Here is a followup of our yesterday's Eminem story. The US Secret Service says it isn't planning a formal investigation into song lyrics by Eminem. The controversial star boasted in an unreleased song - We As Americans - that he would "rather see the President dead". The Secret Service, which guards the President, said at the weekend it was examining the words to see if a threat had been made against George Bush. But spokesman John Gill said: "The Secret Service has no current plans to open an investigation into this matter." Nevertheless he added the Secret Service was "concerned about communications that can be interpreted in a manner perhaps not intended by the artist, and the potential peripheral impact that such lyrics can have on other individuals". He said: "The Secret Service takes every potential threat against the President seriously. We don't have the luxury to do otherwise." A spokesman for Eminem said the song was unfinished and it was unclear when and in what format it would be released. The controversial lyric emerged when bootleg copies appeared on the internet. Eminem, from Detroit, came under fire recently after a tape was uncovered in which he condemned black women. The star said the words were "foolishness", and the result of a split with a black girlfriend. Meanwhile, his track Lose Yourself has been nominated for song and record of the year at the 46th annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented in Los Angeles in February.
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