Earlier this week, Eminem and Kehlani performed their collaborative track “Nowhere Fast” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. It was a performance that was considered one of the most powerful moments of the night, as it included never-before-heard lyrics that tackled the nation’s ongoing issue of gun violence.
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Sometimes I don't know what this world has come to, it's blowin' up
This whole country is goin' nuts and the NRA is in our way
They're responsible for this whole production, they hold the strings to control the puppets
And they threaten to take away donor bucks
So they know the government won't do nothin' and no one's budgin', gun owners' clutchin'
Their loaded weapons, they love their guns more than our children
Shh, I think another one just entered in our buildin', and we'll be
On Friday night, Eminem revealed that he would release the extended version of “Nowhere Fast” on all major streaming services. The track will serve as the third single off his 2017 album Revival, following “Walk on Water” featuring Beyoncé and “River” with Ed Sheeran.
You can listen to the updated version of “Nowhere Fast” on iTunes and Apple Music.
The debate over gun reform was reignited last month after 17 people lost their lives in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One of the surviving students, Alex Moscou, introduced Eminem and Kehlani at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, while also making a plea for increased gun control.
“We are tired of hearing politicians send their thoughts and prayers to us and doing nothing to make the necessary changes to prevent this tragedy from happening again,” Moscou said during the awards show. “School is a place where we should feel safe and if those elected to represent us won’t do what’s right to keep us safe then we’re going to be too loud for them to ignore.”