Controversial Ariana Grande lyric features on new surprise album from Eminem

Eminem Music To Be Murdered By

In addition to the 23 dead, the Manchester Arena Bombing - carried out by then 22-year-old Islamic extremist Salman Ramadan Abedi on May 22, 2017 - resulted in over 139 wounded, with "more than half" of them being children.

Eminem fans have responded by resurfacing a tweet from the rapper following the attack, where he encourages his followers to make a donation to the British Red Cross to support the families of those killed and injured. One of the songs that jumpstarted conversations surrounding the new project is "Unaccommodating", a Young M.A-featured track on which the Detroit rapper makes light of the tragic bombing of an Ariana Grande concert almost three years ago.

Eminem, 47, is facing major backlash on Twitter after making light of a horrific tragedy - the bombing at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert almost three years ago - in one of his new songs from his surprise album, Music To Be Murdered By.

The album's second track "Unaccommodating" features the line "I'm contemplating yelling bombs away on the game like I'm outside an Ariana Grande concert", followed by an explosion sound effect.

His most recent selling album was 2018's Kamikaze, which he also dropped with no prior warning.

The reference has led to a backlash on social media, with many claiming the song is disrespectful towards the victims, many of whom were teenage girls. What made it seem right to write a lyric like this about Manchester?

The Detroit rapper's new music video for "Darkness", one of the album's 20 tracks, depicts a shooting at a concert.

It's not the first time that Eminem has been accused of making light of terrorist attacks in his music. In 2003, he famously referenced 9/11 on 50 Cent's Get Rich Or Die Tryin' track "Patiently Waiting".

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