Eminem surprised fans with another unexpected album in which he rapped about the Manchester bombing.
Music To Be Murdered By is the sequel to 20 tracks from the 2018 Kamikaze, which has also been released without warning.
On track Unaccomodating the rapper’s references – in a trademark way – 2017 attack in the arena which killed 22 people.
It contains the lyrics: “But I’m thinking of screaming” Bombs “on the game as if I were out of a waiting Ariana Grande concert.”
The album contains an anti-violence message but some have reacted angrily to the text.
Twitter user @makeyoufeelCOLD wrote: “Eminem has been ruined.
“That text by Ariana is just a pathetic attempt to attract attention.”
Tweeter companion @DatBoiChuy wrote: “The man is almost 50 years old with 3 daughter and continues to rap like an insignificant Internet Edge”.
But others defended him, with Stephanie Urbina Diaz writing that people “clearly haven’t seen or heard Darkness yet”.
And @justafanyaknow wrote: “Eminem raised $ 2 million for the victims of Manchester. Don’t act like a monster just because you don’t like a bar.”
The American rapper also released a new video, with the Darkness lyrics and plot appearing to be inspired by the 2017 mass shoot in a music festival in Las Vegas, which killed 58 people.
The video ends with audio and news footage of other similar murders across America – and then shows the text asking “When will it end? When will it take enough people” – followed by a message inviting people to register to vote to help change arms laws.
A link to the video on the Eminem website also encourages fans to contact or visit several armed violence prevention organizations, including Sandy Hook Promise.
Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed 20 children aged six and seven and six staff members of the Sandy Hook elementary school on December 14, 2012 after killing her mother. Then he turned the gun on himself.
Donald Trump he previously said he is talking to Republicans and Democrats about possible firearms legislation.
The artwork on Eminem’s latest album has an image of him holding an ax and a gun on his head – in a nod to the only album Alfred Hitchcock has ever released, of the same name.
According to his website, it is his eleventh studio album and features collaborations with Ed Sheeran and Juice WRLD, the 21-year-old rapper who died in December after reporting that he had been kidnapped at a Chicago airport.