Published: Tue, June 12, 2018

Eminem Under Fire For Using Realistic Gunshot Sounds During Bonnaroo Performance

Eminem Under Fire For Using Realistic Gunshot Sounds During Bonnaroo Performance

However, it appears that this doesn't apply to everybody, as Eminem has caught some criticism for using gunshots during one of his live performances.

Eminem's rep has issued a statement after it was reported the rapper's Bonnaroo set caused festival-goers to panic after they heard "gunshots" mid-performance.

According to Billboard, 'many fans screamed and ducked as a series of loud blasts rang through the crowd'.

But fans of the 45-year-old musician panicked when they heard the noises during his headlining set at the festival in Manchester, Tennessee, on Saturday night. "I hate to be the one to say it, but being someone who suffers from very mild PTSD, it was EXTREMELY irresponsible and distasteful to end songs w the shot gun sound effect", tweeted social media star Andrea Russett.

'He has used this effect - as have hundreds other artists - in his live show for over 10 years, including previous U.S. festival dates in 2018 without complaint, ' the spokesperson added. This is the reality we are living.


Kill You has often used the sound in its performance, however another user said: 'Doesn't matter if eminem has had gun shot effects in the past, the crowd was actually scared and shaken up because of how actually realistic it is'.

Eminem had not commented about the Bonnaroo incident at press time. "This is not amusing or even something to be joked about". Extremely realistic &scary! Would have been good to have a warning before show.

The rapper drew criticism for including such an effect in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at Las Vegas' Route 91 country music festival previous year.

"The Kill you outro gunshot has been part of The Eminem live shows since 2001", said the fan account Mainly Eminem.

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