Eminem plans to vote for the first time ever this year, and while he’s highly critical of President Bush, he hasn’t yet settled on Democrat John Kerry.
“Bush is definitely not my homie,” the rap superstar said in an interview with Rolling Stone, parts of which were posted Thursday on the magazine’s Web site. “But I’m still undecided. Kerry has been known to say some things that’s caught my attention, made a few statements I’ve liked, but I don’t know. Whatever my decision, I would like to see Bush out of office.”
The 32-year old rapper includes an angry and profanity-laced denunciation of Bush and the war in Iraq on his new album, “Encore,” which will be released next month.
“Let the president answer on higher anarchy/Strap him with an AK-47, let him go fight his own war/Let him impress daddy that way ... No more blood for oil,” Eminem says in the single “Mosh.”
“He’s been painted to be this hero and he’s got our troops over there dying for no reason,” Eminem said in the interview. “He’s in a tailspin, running around like a dog chasing his tail. And we got young people over there dyin’, kids in their teens, early ’20s that should have futures ahead of them. And for what? It seems like Vietnam 2.”
A Michigan resident, the rapper said he worries his 18-year old brother could be drafted if Bush remains president. Bush has said flatly he would not reinstitute the draft if re-elected.
“People think their votes don’t count, but people need to get out and vote,” Eminem said.