Eminem is back with a new freestyle calling out Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and many more. Never one to shy away from name-dropping, his new “Kick Off” freestyle, shot on location at The Shelter at St. Andrew’s in his hometown of Detroit, also names Reese Witherspoon, Justin Bieber, and Jayda Pinkett-Smith. He previewed his latest bars on Instagram.
At the beginning of the video, Eminem outlines his approach to freestyles: “the main objective is to destroy, completely fuckin’ obliterate your opponent by saying anything and everything, whatever the fuck you can, to get a reaction from the crowd. So nothing’s off limits.”
The rapper brings up the Manchester bombing that occurred in May 2017 at an Ariana Grande concert: “Squashed in-between a brainwashing machine / Like an Islamic regime, a jihadist extreme radical / Suicide bomber that’s seeing / Ariana Grande sing her last song of the evening / And as the audience from the damn concert is leaving / Detonates the device strapped to his abdominal region.”
He also mentions killing Reese Witherspoon using a broom and claims that Justin Bieber sells drugs – “Justin Bieber in a Catholic school / Selling dust and reefer when your back is to him / Don’t adjust your speaker.”
Watch the full “Kick Off” freestyle below.
In other music news, Ariana Grande channels ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Legally Blonde,’ and more in her new video for “thank u, next.”