By Savannah Smith  |  06-10-2018   Entertainment
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Eminem was one of the most awaited artists for the annual Bonnaroo music festival, but his performance was marred by some controversies when a series of deafening blasts accompanied his set on Saturday night. Several festival-goers slammed the hip hop artist for what they believe to be “gunshot” sound effects.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There were gunshot sounds at Eminem&#39;s show at Bonnaroo: <a href="https://t.co/MMDDeUq97r">https://t.co/MMDDeUq97r</a></p>&mdash; E! News (@enews) <a href="https://twitter.com/enews/status/1005846599342358528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EMINEM?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EMINEM</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bonnaroo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bonnaroo</a> GUNSHOT <a href="https://t.co/WgIeIH3Ipd">pic.twitter.com/WgIeIH3Ipd</a></p>&mdash; EMINEM_TOUR_UPDATES (@Eminemreviv1) <a href="https://twitter.com/Eminemreviv1/status/1005671400412098560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">coming from a performing stand point, i get the effect of sound effects on stage, but there’s a certain point that cross’s the line. i’m one of eminem’s number 1 fans but to hear 3 gun shots coming straight from his set had me scared af. not gonna lie. especially in this world…</p>&mdash; M (@macykatemusic) <a href="https://twitter.com/macykatemusic/status/1005665964556464128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Three separate blasts rang out during Eminem’s performance, shortly after starting his set on the What Stage. The recording artist’s performance and the use of what some feel are the use of “gunshot” sound effects triggered a debate among social media users, with one side saying such was highly-inappropriate in the context of the recent mass shootings.

58 people died in the Route 91 shooting and this marks the first Bonnaroo since the said shooting. Festival organizers put in place new safety measures for the crowd including using metal detectors.

Some hit Eminem for being “insensitive.” There are also those who said they were “shaken” by the sounds.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">it just happened again. 3 times. we left the concert area and it still sounds so real from far away and everyone ducked again. we’re all shaking. NOT OKAY EMINEM.</p>&mdash; red (@sandwahhh) <a href="https://twitter.com/sandwahhh/status/1005665370064277507?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Less than a year after Vegas and <a href="https://twitter.com/Eminem?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Eminem</a> thinks it’s a good idea to blast gun shot sfx onstage at a music festival? Bad call on this headliner <a href="https://twitter.com/Bonnaroo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@bonnaroo</a>. What happened to Radiate Positivity?</p>&mdash; Brad King (@BradKing32) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradKing32/status/1005666251375509504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Worst decision ever to ask <a href="https://twitter.com/Eminem?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Eminem</a> to play, <a href="https://twitter.com/Bonnaroo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@bonnaroo</a>. My night was awesome but now I’m in absolute tears and shaking because I thought the multiple gunshots from his performance from across Centeroo were real. This is not OK.</p>&mdash; sara (@sarabenyo) <a href="https://twitter.com/sarabenyo/status/1005670383410929665?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Others, especially those who have been to previous live performances of the artist defended Eminem and the use of such sound effects, arguing that “loud bangs” have always been common in his concerts.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Eminem performing &quot;Stan&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bonnaroo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bonnaroo</a> <a href="https://t.co/OXrReGOnCR">pic.twitter.com/OXrReGOnCR</a></p>&mdash; EmelML (@shadyzlover) <a href="https://twitter.com/shadyzlover/status/1005675338318393344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Some even said the gunshot sound was from a 2002 hit song of Eminem.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Not for nothing this isn’t the first festival Eminem has performed this year. No one cared/complained about the gunshot sound effects until little miss princess andrea russett and her friend did. LMAO</p>&mdash; babye (@gen_natt) <a href="https://twitter.com/gen_natt/status/1005671733976883206?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">are y’all really that mad at eminem over a song from 2002 that has a gun sound effect</p>&mdash; j (@arcticsnessa) <a href="https://twitter.com/arcticsnessa/status/1005666844110249984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you are a weak crybaby don’t go to an eminem’s show. Simple.</p>&mdash; le faye (@faenshady) <a href="https://twitter.com/faenshady/status/1005678676439019521?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So you grew up listening to Eminem but you didn’t expect gun shot sounds on his set <a href="https://t.co/B2HgbEu3sL">pic.twitter.com/B2HgbEu3sL</a></p>&mdash; 디온STAYHIGH__ (@StAYHiGHii) <a href="https://twitter.com/StAYHiGHii/status/1005683501755129858?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">People moaning about Gunshout sound effects in Eminem’s set last night.. GET A FUCKING GRIP! He always uses them &amp; it’s never been a problem before! <br>Here’s a little visual aid to prove my point <a href="https://t.co/7UlV5aQEa8">pic.twitter.com/7UlV5aQEa8</a></p>&mdash; Gorey (@Gorey96599903) <a href="https://twitter.com/Gorey96599903/status/1005768987228110848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source: https://www.khou.com/article/news/nation-world/gunshot-sound-effects-during-eminems-bonnaroo-set-prompt-backlash/507-562982891

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Joe No. 28344 1528658454

Just what i told my kids for years! m&amp;m is a dumbass! People paid good money to ser his crap and he runs tbem out! Refund time! Dumbass cried wolf next time may be real he should go to jail! Stupid move in this day and age!

Anonymous No. 28347 1528662151

FAKE NEWS:

because nobody would pay to see Eminem perform his bullshit wannabe nigger nonsense

Anonymous No. 28348 1528662238

There's only one thing that could possibly be more idiotic and embarrassing than Eminem:

Eminem with a douchebag beard.

Dozer No. 28351 1528666602

Hahahaha if gunshots at rap concert has you liberals crying, might I suggest you just don't go. Liberals new target is apparently concerts. Mark my words they won't be happy until they have ruined every aspect of America. I would be happier if concerts encouraged everyone to bring a gun…..They do anyway.

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