“He’s the man,” one X user wrote, on the platform previously known as Twitter.
Vivek Ramaswamy raps. Based or cringe? pic.twitter.com/lHlp5qSPck— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 12, 2023
Another felt the performance was “totally cringe, but it’s getting him attention, which is undoubtedly what he was hoping for.”
He’s the man— Crypto Savant 🎒🌌🏌🏻 (@215NFTS) August 12, 2023
Totally cringe, but it’s getting him attention, which is undoubtedly what he was hoping for.— APOCALYPSE MEOW (@meowweretalking) August 13, 2023
“If he was literally freestyling his own stuff instead of Eminem I’d find it less cringe,” one noted as Ramaswamy has a past history with rap.
He’s having fun and the people are too…based. People love connection and this is one way to connect.If you wanna judge by song selection or what presidential candidates should or shouldn’t do then many cringe. — Danlyn Sensenig (@DanlynSensenig) August 13, 2023
While attending Harvard University, Ramaswamy was a libertarian rapper and had the stage name “Da Vek,” according to Politico. He would often perform Eminem’s popular “Lose Yourself” on campus and spoke to the outlet about what made him identify with the rapper. “I saw myself, honestly, making it big through American capitalism, and that’s why the Eminem story spoke to me,” Ramaswamy began. “[Eminem’s] growing up in the trailers, with a single mom, and he wants to make it. He’s going to use the moment to do it … he seizes it and then he makes it happen, and I thought it was a pretty cool story,” the entrepreneur stated. Ramaswamy elaborated that Eminem’s story spoke to him as the now-presidential hopeful came from immigrant parents and had a different background than most of his peers while in college. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
If he was literally freestyling his own stuff instead of Eminem I’d find it less cringe.— Tom Lee (@tomlee80) August 12, 2023