Eminem Recreates Las Vegas Shooting To Bring Gun Violence Awareness In Chilling ‘Darkness’ Video


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The visuals in Eminem’s shock new video for ‘Darkness’ are completely haunting, because the rapper unexpectedly reenacts the tragic Las Vegas taking pictures to advocate for gun management.

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Eminem stunned followers with a brand new album, Music to Be Murdered By, on Jan. 17, and together with the file, he additionally dropped a music video for the track, “Darkness.” The track and video begin out because the story of a person who’s slowly shedding management, and turning to alcohol and capsules to assist numb the ache. The topic of the track is seemingly in a resort room earlier than taking the stage at a present, and his nervousness is creeping in as he notices that there aren’t as many individuals within the crowd as he anticipated. However, it isn’t lengthy earlier than the story takes a tragic flip.

It seems that the one who’s telling the story within the track isn’t the performer on the present. Rather, it’s from the purpose of view of Stephen Paddock — the person who opened hearth on the Route 91 Music Festival from the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Oct. 2017, killing 59 individuals and injuring dozens extra. “I’m already sweatin’ but I’m locked and loaded,” Eminem raps. “For rapid fire, spittin’ for all the concert-goers, scopes or sniper vision, surprise from out of nowhere, as I slide the clip in from inside the hotel.”

As if the lyrics weren’t chilling sufficient, the video is much more haunting. The footage actually exhibits a person selecting up an assault rifle, then firing dozens of pictures out the window. When he sees the cops coming down the corridor, he picks up a gun and shoots himself. The track’s lyrics additionally conclude with, “If you’d like to know the reason why I did this, you’ll never find a motive, truth is, I have no idea, I am just as stumped, no signs of mental illness, just tryin’ to show ya the reason why we’re so f***ed, cause by the time it’s over, won’t make the slightest difference.” It’s a strong message, reminding listeners that we nonetheless don’t have solutions for the motive behind the tragic taking pictures in Las Vegas.

At the tip of the video, extra clips play from different mass shootings across the United States. It ends with this message: “When will this end? When enough people care. Register to vote at Vote.gov. Make your voice heard and help change gun laws in America. For information on how you can help please visit eminem.com/darkness.”

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