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Eminem and Kid Cudi address current topics like George Floyd and coronavirus in new collaboration

Eminem and Kid Cudi discussed COVID-19, Drew Brees and police brutality in their new song. Here’s your family-friendly explainer

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Kanye West performs with Kid Cudi at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Indio, Calif.

Kanye West performs with Kid Cudi at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Indio, Calif.

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On Friday morning, Eminem and Kid Cudi released their first-ever collaboration together titled “Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady,” which addresses a number of major news topics, including COVID-19, Drew Brees and police brutality.

The song came with an animated lyrical music video, which showed Eminem and Cudi as animated versions of themselves talking about recovery and current news, according to Billboard. The Deseret News did not link to the video due to the song’s mature language.

Eminem, in his verse, talks about topics such as coronavirus and how wearing a mask is necessary.

“Half of us walking around like a zombie apocalypse,” he raps on the song. “Other half are just pissed off and don’t want to wear a mask.”

He also pays tribute to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, who were both victims of police brutality.

“Prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. ... Stop, man, please, officer, I’m sorry, But I can’t breathe when I got you on top of me,” Eminem raps.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was also mentioned in the song. Brees made headlines in June when he made negative comments about people who disrespect the flag of the US, according toESPN.