Manchester, TN – Eminem is no stranger to controversy, but this time, it has nothing to do with the content of his lyrics.
Slim Shady has come under scrutiny for using a gunshot sound effect during his set at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday (June 9). The rap superstar used the sound effect multiple times in his performance, which scared some concertgoers in light of the frequency of mass shootings in the United States.
Multiple Twitter users expressed their outrage and disappointment over Eminem’s performance. Some attendees said they left the festival due to his use of the sound effect.
Others on Twitter defended Eminem, noting that has been using the gunshot sound effect for years. Slim Shady has even used it this year without facing such backlash.
Eminem hasn’t publicly commented on the matter at this time.