Who knew? There were two different situations recently where President Trump didn’t respond to nasty comments from has-been rapper Eminem and another where he took the bait and got into a battle with LaVar Ball:
Eminem just came out and said he’s ‘extremely’ angry with Trump for not responding to his disgusting rap about Trump. (see below) Eminem knew that if Trump tweeted or commented about him that the has-been rapper would score big in exposure for his new album.
LaVar Ball got lucky…
The New York Post is reporting:
It pays to pick a fight with President Trump…
That, at least, is the case for bloviating basketball dad LaVar Ball who has earned himself $13.2 million worth of free digital and TV ads since he started feuding with the president on Nov. 17. The number comes courtesy of Apex Marketing Group president Eric Smallwood and was first reported by ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell.
Smallwood and his company made their calculations based on how often Ball’s Big Baller Brand — a fledgling sneaker and apparel brand — has been mentioned in the media since Ball and Trump began feuding over the president’s role in getting Ball’s son LiAngelo released from Chinese custody after he was busted for shoplifting with two UCLA teammates.
“This back and forth with Donald Trump has extended the brand awareness outside of just sports,” Smallwood told Yahoo Sports.
“People who don’t follow sports are starting to get more awareness of the brand. To have that reaction from someone as high up as Trump, it has definitely helped [Ball] reach a larger audience…
PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRST TWEETED TO LAVAR BALL ON NOVEMBER 19TH:
Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
[Ball] doesn’t seem to be following any sort of marketing playbook. He couldn’t have known Trump would respond to him, but he’s fortunate Trump did.”
WE WISH PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD “EMINEMED” LAVAR BELL:
The has-been rapper Eminem released a rap that trashed Trump and is now furious that the president hasn’t acknowledged the vulgar video…Eminem knows that one tweet from Trump would put the rapper back on the map.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON TRUMP IGNORING EMINEM:
Seriously? How pathetic is this? In an effort to score some publicity, Eminem performed a “free style” rap saying disgusting things about President Trump. It’s clear now that POTUS was not biting…TRUMP GETS THE LAST LAUGH!
Eminem says he is ‘extremely angry’ President Trump never responded to his BET Awards freestyle: “I feel like he’s not paying attention to me. I was kinda waiting for him to say something, and for some reason, he didn’t say anything.”
Pathetic Eminem says he is ‘extremely angry’ President Trump never responded to his BET Awards freestyle: "I feel like he's not paying attention to me. I was kinda waiting for him to say something, and for some reason, he didn't say anything." pic.twitter.com/PaSMvUm5gK
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) November 21, 2017
LOL! PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID NOTHING SO GUESS WHERE THE NEW SONG HIT…WORST EVER RELEASE BY EMINEM SINCE 1998
Trump curse strikes again. Eminem's new single is his first not to debut in the Billboard top 10 since 1998. pic.twitter.com/lotqxlqCvY
— Thirsty Grunt (@Thirsty_Grunt) November 21, 2017