Eminem denies using gunshot sound effects amid backlash over Bonnaroo performance

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However, it appears that this doesn't apply to everybody, as Eminem has caught some criticism for using gunshots during one of his live performances.

During his set, Eminem used sound effects that many fans confused for gunshots, which startled the crowd.

However, some fans pointed out that Eminem has used the gunshot effects in his set for around six years.

Concert-goers at the Bonnaroo music festival panicked when gunfire FX was used at the close of one of Eminem's songs.

Billboard reports many fans ducked after a series of gunshot effects rang out during Eminem's performance of "Kill You".

'He 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 spokesperson added.

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Following the performance, many attendees took to social media and posted videos of audience members screaming and ducking when the sound effects went off.

"Less than a year after Vegas and @Eminem thinks it's a good idea to blast gun shot sfx onstage at a music festival?"

YouTube star Andrea Russett tweeted: 'I hate to be the one to say it, but being someone who struggles with very mild PTSD, it was EXTREMELY irresponsible and distasteful to end songs with the shotgun sound effect.

Another tweet read: 'Worst decision ever to ask @Eminem to play, @bonnaroo.

Although loud, booming sound effects are common at concerts, they weren't received that way by some fans at Bonnaroo this year, following the recent mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, that left 58 people dead.

She added: "To hear a gunshot sound effect and see the entire crowd drop to the floor out of instinct is not funny, cute, or amusing".

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