You know, if you’re going to try to get away with a crime, you’d think you’d want to be pretty quiet about it, no? That’s why most crimes occur at night after all, when there’s few witnesses to see it.
In the age of social media, all rules are off apparently. Only in the age of the internet do people think they can broadcast their desire to assassinate a public figure to millions and somehow think there will be no consequences. Just an obvious reminder….. there are.
It’s no secret that those in the entertainment industry tend to associate with the far-Left, and on rapper (Rick Ross) decided to include a lyric about assassinating Donald Trump in one of his songs. In the lyric, from the song “Free Enterprise,” he raps, “Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman / Now accept these words as they came from Eminem.”
Not exactly the kind of sentiments any store carrying his album would want to be associated with, and for that reason, Walmart dropped his album
Thanks to Mark Dice, who called up the megastore to advise them of Rick Ross and his threats, Walmart reportedly gave the order to remove the album from it’s stores according Billboard.com.
In the lyric, from the song “Free Enterprise,” he raps, “Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman / Now accept these words as they came from Eminem.”
Black Market is currently not available on Walmart’s website. Neither Walmart nor representatives for Ross have responded to Billboard’s request for comment.
A writer named Mark Dice claims that Walmart removed the album from its inventory after he contacted the company about the lyric. He says that his complaint was also sent to other major retailers, including Amazon, Target and iTunes. At the time of publication, the album is still available on all three outlets’ websites.
“Walmart has apparently pulled Rick Ross’s new album Black Market after media analyst Mark Dice called them to bring to their awareness that the first track on the album “Free Enterprise” calls for the assassination of Donald Trump,” reads a caption to a recent video on Dice’s YouTube channel.
That all being said – he does have a defense. “I would never advocate violence on Trump or anyone. It’s lyrical assassination. That’s me being a poet, putting words together in my art form, with no violence in my heart at all,” he said. “Clarify that. Matter of fact, my cameraman was Trump’s caddy at his golf course for five years, and he says Trump is cool as f–k.”
Is he telling the truth? Who knows. All I can say is that I don’t tend to make songs about assassinating people I think are cool.