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Eminem claims Secret Service asked him about possible Trump threat in new album

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Eminem rapped in a track featured in a surprise album released Friday morning that he captured the attention of the U.S. Secret Service following some of his charged rhetoric directed at President Trump.

In “The Ringer,” the first track on his new album, “Kamikaze,” Eminem raps that Trump, who is referred to as “Agent Orange,” just “sent the Secret Service/ to meet in person to see if I really think of hurting him/ or ask if I’m linked to terrorists/ I said, ‘Only when it comes to ink and lyricists.’ ”

{mosads}A spokesperson for the Secret Service said in response to a request for comment from Time that while it can’t confirm or comment on the absence or existence of specific investigations, it “investigates all threats against the president.”

In a freestyle rap released last year, Eminem called the president a “kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust,” adding that “racism’s the only thing” Trump is “fantastic for.”

In another part of the same track, he rapped: “That’s an awfully hot coffee pot. Should I drop it on Donald Trump? Probably not.” 

If Eminem’s claim is true, it would not be the first time he has captured the attention of the Secret Service.

In 2003, The New York Times reported the agency took notice of a bar from the rapper, saying: “I don’t rap for dead presidents. I’d rather see the president dead.” 

However, according to the publication, the agency opted not to investigate the rapper at that time.

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