Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani ripped rapper Eminem's performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show that took place this past weekend and made the suggestion that he leave the country after kneeling on the stage.
Giuliani said on his radio show on Monday, "Let's get right to Eminem taking a knee. Why doesn't he go to another country? I mean, take a knee someplace else. You know how many cops were defending him and protecting him at that game yesterday?"
Giuliani also claimed that the NFL has "made a mockery of law enforcement" for letting Eminem kneel on the stage. He also criticized the league for letting Snoop Dogg perform, calling him "Snoop 'Kill Police' Doggy Dogg."
Eminem reportedly kneeled as a tribute to Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled during the national anthem in his time in the NFL, and as a demonstration against police brutality and racism. Dr. Dre, who also was on the stage, told TMZ that the NFL was aware beforehand that Eminem would kneel on the stage and did not object to it. A spokesperson for the NFL also reportedly concurred with Dre's statements.