All eyes were tuned into the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards on Tuesday night (Oct. 10). The 11th annual show hosted by DJ Khaled came with a last-minute surprise announcement, hours before the broadcast. As many prepared to watch Fat Joe, Tee Grizzley, CyHi The Prynce and more, Eminem made a special appearance in this year’s cypher. Making his return to the battle circle for the first-time since 2011, Slim Shady let off an onslaught of venomous bars acapella aimed directly at U.S. President Donald Trump. Backed by Royce Da 5’9″, Griselda’s Westside Gunn and Conway the Machine, Eminem raised his fist up high, shouting out Colin Kaepernick and others for their activism.
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017
Whoa. Rap God. @Eminem thank you. Potentttt
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) October 11, 2017
I ❤️ @Eminem.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 11, 2017