Eminem’s wide-ranging freestyle on Sway had the typical “coming out guns blazing / like flaming pythons.” But he was jamming so many words into his whirl that the cliches crumbled under the weight of the heavier current events he popped on. Eminem dug into Trump, Cosby, Miley Cyrus, and — of course — Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner herself might approve of the Eminem take, if you take her own prescription for how to handle her transition. “One thing so important in this process is that we have to keep our sense of humor,” Jenner told Diane Sawyer in her famous debut interview.
Eminem is trying to be funny, even if it’s not to everyone’s taste. (What humor is?) After a little incendiary slap where he raps “I see the bitch in you, Caitlyn,” Eminem comes round to the place Jenner hopes everyone can get too: “No disrespect though, not at all / No pun intended, that took a lot of balls.” Eminem’s less respectful to Cosby and Trump. But he “thinks highly of Miley.” Sort of.