On album track "Unaccommodating," Em makes light of the 2017 Manchester bombing that took place at a Grande concert. The attack killed 22 people, and Grande has been open about suffering from PTSD since.
On the new track (which features Young M.A), Eminem raps, "I'm contemplating yelling 'Bombs away' on the game / Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting."
Understandably, Arianators have condemned the rapper and taken to Twitter to let their anger be heard. See some of their reactions below.
Beyond that, stream the song that started all the controversy.
Grande has yet to comment on the track, though she did speak out when her former fiancée Pete Davidson made a joke about the bombing during a stand-up set in 2018.
At the time, she said, "this has been v tough & conflicting on my heart. he uses comedy to help ppl feel better ab how f-ed up things in this world are. we all deal w trauma differently. I of course didn't find it funny. it was months ago & his intention wasn't/ is never malicious but it was unfortunate."
eminem literally just made a joke about the manchester bombing at ariana grande's concert... that is just so fucking sick, y'all better not give this man any attention. people literally lost their lives, and you're going to release music and try to make a profit off of them? pic.twitter.com/mKJo06RL9p— chris (mariestakis) (@sweeterheavens) January 17, 2020
eminem stans are really trying to defend his joke about a terrorist attack that killed 22 people and gave ariana PTSD...literally bye— angie - circles out now !! (@fckinggrateful) January 17, 2020
Eminem dropped a surprise album on the day of Mac Miller's post-death album to talk about his temptation to drop bombs and I quote as if he was outside an Ariana grande concert. The cheek levels are sky high. Only a white man could go this far in 2020.— 😎 (@BeyIneKno) January 17, 2020
I know eminem just wanted the ariana promo by adding that line so I won't be giving it to him pic.twitter.com/jbO9CSJrkp— qt (@qtbabyboy) January 17, 2020
Eminem said 'bombs away like i'm outside an ariana concert" and then put an explosion sound pic.twitter.com/FPTnN4QJUt— swaggzeez 🇨🇦 (@_Swaggzeez) January 17, 2020