Eminem’s Manager Denies "Gunshot" Sound Effect That Frightened Bonnaroo Crowd

Eminem denies using gunshot sound effects amid backlash

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"When eminem let off the gunshot sound effect at his bonnaroo set last night, the whole place went silent because we all thought it was real", one commenter wrote.

Eminem's rep has issued a statement after it was reported the rapper's Bonnaroo set caused festival-goers to panic after they heard "gunshots" mid-performance.

As the shot rings out, you can hear screams, while whoever is holding the camera quickly ducks down.

But others on social media defended Eminem, saying that the rapper had been incorporating the noise in his performance for years and that the song is called "Kill You" - so concert goers should know what kind of content to expect from him. "He has used this effect - as have hundreds other artists - in his live show for over 10 years, including previous United States festival dates in 2018 without complaint". "I have grown up loving Eminem and his music but I was extremely triggered to the point of tears".

Another tweet read: 'Worst decision ever to ask @Eminem to play, @bonnaroo.

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"Being at a festival/concert in these current times brings new concerns & fears", Williams tweeted. Extremely realistic &scary! Would have been good to have a warning before the show.

Social media star Andrea Russett was one of many in attendance at the festival who claimed to be traumatized by the sounds during Eminem's set. "This is the sad reality that we are living. this is not amusing or even something to be joked about".

Video from the performance quickly made its way online, and viewers were outraged given its been less than a year since the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in Las Vegas.

"The Kill you outro gunshot has been part of The Eminem live shows since 2001", said the fan account Mainly Eminem.

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