Eminem Performs Gun Control-Inspired Version of "Nowhere Fast" With Kehlani at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Eminem and Kehlani were introduced by a survivor of the Parkland shooting.

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Eminem used his platform at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards to deliver a message about gun control on Sunday night.

Introduced by fellow Detroit rapper Big Sean and a survivor of the Parkland school shooting named Alex Moscou, the performance was preceded by a politically-charged moment when the audience was asked to join the March for Our Lives on March 24. 

"We're 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. "If those elected to represent won't do what's right to keep us safe, we're going to be too loud for them to ignore." 

During the performance itself, Eminem added a new intro verse to his Revival song "Nowhere Fast" that focused on gun control. "Gun owners clutching their loaded weapons / They love their guns more than our children," he rapped, before Kehlani joined in.

.@Eminem & Kehlani bringin' the heat to the #iHeartAwards2018 🔥 pic.twitter.com/dHiFBByU38

— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) March 12, 2018

This continues Eminem's recent habit of injecting political messages into his awards show appearances, after famously calling out Donald Trump in the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher last October.

In December, he spoke with Complex about the current state of politics in America and explained, "I know that we've got a lot of shit to work on." You can hear more of his thoughts on making political music in the video below.

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