Eminem Speaks On Losing His Fan Base Because He Went After Trump

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Eminem Speaks On Losing His Fan Base Because He Went After Trump

Eminem drew a line in the sand over Donald Trump.

In his BET Awards Cypher last October he flat out said that you couldn't be a fan his and a fan the president.

Given that a lot Shady's Stans are the type white working-class voters who fueled Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, it was a commercially risky stance for Em to take.

And he may have paid for it. His ninth album Revival sold 267,000 album equivalents in its first week, while his previous album, 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, did 792,000  in its first week.

Eminem discussed the possibility that he had alienated his fans in a new interview with Billboard.

Do you think Em's relatively weak Revival sales had to do with his Trump stance?

Or is just the way the market (and the market for a 45-year old rapper) is these days?

Eminem Speaks On Losing His Fan Base Because He Went After Trump