Framed

Album: Revival (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • This track finds Eminem rapping about being detained for a murder, on the basis of how his grisly lyrics coincidentally match up with a killer's crime.

    She's unaware in no underwear, she's completely bare
    Turns around and screams, I remember distinctly
    I said "I'm here to do sink repairs."
    Chop her up, put her body parts
    In front of Steven Avery's trailer and leave 'em there


    Em's explicit rhymes of blood and terror harken back to earlier Slim Shady horrorcore material on songs like "Kim" and "3am."
  • The beat is courtesy of Palestinian-American record producer Fredwreck (Dr. Dre's "Medicine Man," Britney Spears' "Ooh Ooh Baby"). Speaking with Shade 45, Eminem commented on he ensured the song's lyrical content complimented the instrumentation:

    "Framed you needed to rap some evil, like serial killer kind of s--t to me, like that. The beat was so evil, I just had to say evil s--t, like f---ed up s--t. (…) That's one of my favorite beats ever."
  • Czech prog rock band C&K Vocal is sampled during the song. It uses the guitar riff from "Pilgrim," the opening track from their 1976 album Generation.
  • The gory and bloody James Larese-directed video resurrects Eminem's diabolical alter ego Slim Shady. It depicts the rapper as an escaped asylum patient who goes on a serial killing spree.
  • The lyrics in this song about Ivanka Trump ending up murdered in the back of Eminem's car got the attention of the Secret Service, which questioned the rapper about a month after the song was released. In his 2018 song "The Ringer," Eminem raps about the incident:

    I know at least he's heard it
    'Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service
    To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin' him
    Or ask if I'm linked to terrorists
    I said, "Only when it comes to ink and lyricists"


    The investigation was verified when Buzzfeed News filed a Freedom Of Information Act request to obtain the Secret Service report, which revealed the agency was tipped off to a song by a TMZ reporter requesting comment. Agents closed the case without further investigation.

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