Eminem Stands His Ground Against Critics of His Show’s Gunshot-Like Effects
If you're one of the folks who were upset last week when Eminem used audio effects during his performance of “Kill You” at Bonnaroo, which caused several concertgoers to think they were hearing live gunshots, don't expect him to change anything up.
While some fans went on Twitter to criticize Em's use of the effect in a society that's so riddled by random gun violence and mass shootings, his manager, Peter Rosenberg, says the Detroit rapper has been using the sound for a decade.
“He has used this effect — as have hundreds of other artists — in his live show for over 10 years, including previous U.S. festival dates, without complaint,” Rosenberg said.
Then at Em's Firefly Festival performance this weekend in Dover, Delaware, this message appeared on stage screens prior to the show: “If you are easily frightened by loud noises or offended by explicit lyrics you shouldn’t be here."
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