Eminem’s Song “Untouchable” Receives Praise From Rodney King’s Daughter
Rodney King's daughter, Lora Dene King, penned a letter to the rapper, thanking him for referencing her father on his song "Untouchable." Speaking with Billboard, King said, “I decided to write this letter to Eminem because it takes heart to speak about this subject that so many people overlook."
She added, "I wrote it because his song gives people like myself hope. It’s not just this song that inspires me [but] his music period! He speaks for the hurt that people sometimes suppress in order to deal with society. The details in this song let me know just how much he cares. I wanted him to know that I appreciate him writing it."
On "Untouchable," which features Eminem calling out crooked cops, he raps, "We done seen 'em beat Rodney King unconscious, and got off/So we don't need all you crooked police officers' peace offerings."
In her letter to Em, King thanked the rapper for "speaking up for all the people with a voice that get put on mute, from speaking for a chance." King also told the MC to keep inspiring and asked him to "keep going against the grain to wake people up and hopefully spark a change."
Since Revival was first teased, Eminem has taken a more political approach, which began with his 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards freestyle. The nearly five-minute freestyle features a scathing attack on President Donald Trump with Em rapping, “Then says he wants to lower our taxes/Then who's gonna pay for his extravagant trips/Back and forth with his fam' to his golf resorts and his mansions?/Same shit that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered/Then does it more/From his endorsement of Bannon/Support for the Klansmen."
To read King's full letter to Eminem, head here.
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