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Secret Service interviewed Eminem about Trump-threatening lyrics

The Secret Service interviewed eminem over "threatening" lyrics against President Trump, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News as part of a Freedom of Information Act request.

The interview with the rapper stemmed from the Secret Service being alerted to a 2017 ITK story detailing lyrics included on Eminem's album "Revival."

On one of the tracks, the 47-year-old performer, born marshall mathers, rapped of the commander in chief: "Time to bury him, so tell him to prepare to get impeached."

The Secret Service, in the documents obtained by BuzzFeed, said the song was "exhibiting inappropriate behavior" and "threatens" their protectee. 

Eminem - a fierce critic of the president - also took aim at other members of Trump's family in various songs on the album, including Ivanka Trump and Melania Trump.

In the song "Framed," Eminem rapped:

"Donald Duck's on as the Tonka Truck in the yard

But dog how the f--- is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car

Gotta get to the bottom of it to try to solve it

Must go above and beyond, 'cause it's incumbent upon

Me, 'cause I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde girl

That motherf---in' baton twirler that got dumped in the pond"

The information provided by the Secret Service noted that it was "not the first time Mathers made threatening comments towards [Trump] and his family," citing a 2017 freestyle rap.

Two days after the interview with authorities in January of last year, the Secret Service declined to refer the case to a federal prosecutor. 

In a rap later that year, Eminem said he had met with Secret Service agents, but the agency never confirmed or denied any interview occurred.

"Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service

To meet in-person to see if I really think of hurtin' him. 

Or ask if I'm linked to terrorists

I said, 'Only when it comes to ink and lyricists,'" the Grammy Award-winner said in his song, "The Ringer."

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