'Gunshot Sound Effect' Causes Panic at Eminem Gig

'Gunshot Sound Effect' Causes Panic at Eminem Gig”

Instead, the sound effect used at the music festival "was a pyrotechnic concussion which creates a loud boom", they said in a statement.

Eminem's rep has issued a statement after it was reported the rapper's Bonnaroo set caused festival-goers to panic after they heard "gunshots" mid-performance.

"[Eminem] has used this effect - as have hundreds other artists - in his live show for over 10 years, including previous USA festival dates in 2018 without complaint", the rep said.

During the rapper's headlining performance of "Kill You" from the 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP, many fans screamed and ducked while the sound of loud, realistic gunshots surrounded the crowd.

In one video taken during the set, a fan immediately dropped their phone upon hearing the sound effect, which was accompanied by a bright flash from the stage.

Rap icon Eminem is being criticized by some fans and defended by others for the use of pyrotechnics during his performance at the Bonaroo Music Festival over the weekend that some concert goers thought were gunshots.

One woman tweeted that she suffers from mild PTSD and called the use of sound effects "irresponsible and distasteful".

Russett's complaints follow the 2017 shooting massacre at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas and the 2017 bombing at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert.

'To hear a gun shot sound effect and see the entire crowd drop to the floor out of instinct is not funny, cute, or amusing. this is the sad reality that we are living, ' Andrea continued.

However, other users weighed in to defend the star, like @Kay_Potato1 who wrote, 'But haven't Eminem's songs always had gunshot sounds in them?'

The noises came from three pyrotechnics quickly (and loudly) going off during Eminem's set (he was performing the song "Kill You") to imitate bullets being shot.

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