George W. Bushs Secret Service has decided not to launch a formal probe into a bootleg song by Eminem, but admitted they were considering it.
The U.S. government agency, whose primary job is to protect the president, revealed that they thought the lyrics might become influential fans that absorb a message in We As American, the song in question.
We are concerned about communications that can be interpreted in a manner perhaps not intended by the artist, and the potential peripheral impact that such lyrics can have on other individuals, said spokes person John Gill though the Associated Press. The Secret Service has no current plans to open an investigation into this matter.''
In the song, which has been bootlegged on the internet, Eminem says. F**k money. I don't rap for dead presidents. I'd rather see the president dead. It's never been said, but I set precedents and the standards and they can't stand it... We as Americans. Us as a citizen. We've got to protect ourselves...we better check ourselves.
Gill said they look into similar types of threats to the president of the United States.
The Secret Service takes every potential threat against the president seriously. We don't have the luxury to do otherwise, Gill concluded. He also stated that there was a fine line between infringing on free speech and looking into the artistry of entertainers.
Dennis Dennehy of Interscope Records initially told CNN, "This was an unfinished song, either lost or stolen."
Previously, the Secret Service said they were possibly going to investigate if Eminem presented a real threat to the president.
"We are aware of the lyric and are in the process of determining what action, if any, will be taken," Gill said.