American rapper Eminem is receiving a lot of backlashes after fans reported of hearing gunshot noises during his concert at Bonnaroo set on Friday. However, his spokespersons, on the other hand, are denying the accusation.
As reported by People, a spokesperson shared that the set didn’t involve any gunshot effects. The personnel said:
Contrary to inaccurate reports, Eminem does not use gunshot sound effects during his live show. The effect used by Eminem in his set at Bonnaroo was a pyrotechnic concussion which creates a loud boom. He has used this effect — as have hundreds, other artists — in his live show for over 10 years, including previous US festival dates in 2018 without complaint.
The gunshot noise which is quite apparent in clips shared by the audience was heard at the rapper’s headlining set at the annual music festival held in Manchester. Before the sound was heard, the 45-year-old was performing his song Kill You.
The sound created chaos among the fan which can be seen in a short clip shared on Twitter by a fan.
— EMINEM_TOUR_UPDATES (@Eminemreviv1) June 10, 2018
Moreover, right after the concert ended, Eminem received a lot of backlash from fans on social media and people had a lot to say about it.
Being at a festival/concert in these current times brings new concerns & fears. Had to leave @Eminem set after 3rd gunshot at @Bonnaroo cuz panic was setting in my section (front pit). Extremely realistic &scary! Would have been good to have a warning before show. #irresponsible
— Cristi Williams (@ShadingLimelite) June 10, 2018
One of the fans even wrote on Twitter:
Doesn’t matter if eminem has had gun shot effects in the past, the crowd was actually scared and shaken up because of how actually realistic it is