Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has giving his thoughts after Eminem’s performing rights organization BMI sent him a cease-and-desist letter for the use of his song, “Lose Yourself.”
“I’ll respect his wishes,” the politician told MSNBC, before referencing the rapper’s “The Real Slim Shady” song. “But I’ll just say, will the real Slim Shady please stand up?”
He continued, “Eminem, in his rise, used to be a guy who stood up to the establishment and said the things that the establishment didn’t want him to say. I think the fact that my political viewpoints may differ from his — I think people will change over the course of their lives. But I have hope for him, that he will one day rediscover the renegade that made him great. And I’m rooting for that success in his life.”
Earlier this week, Ramaswamy retweeted a Daily Mail article detailing the cease-and-desist letter after the candidate rapped rapped the lyrics to “Lose Yourself” while campaigning on stage at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on August 12. “Will The REAL Slim Shady Please Stand Up? He didn’t just say what I think he did, did he?” he tweeted along with a laughing emoji.
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