Detroit, MI – Eminem publicly endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden earlier this week with an ad featuring his 2002 8 Mile mega-hit “Lose Yourself.” Mr. Mathers tweeted the campaign video on Monday (November 2), which produced thousands of re-tweets and likes.
As the election got underway on Tuesday (November 3), votes started trickling in state-by-state and Biden ultimately became the projected winner in Eminem’s home state of Michigan, a state Donald Trump won in 2016. And according to Twitter, that’s all thanks to Slim Shady.
Several of Shady’s fans flooded Twitter after the news broke and commented things such as, “I’d like to think Eminem allowing the Biden campaign to use ‘Lose Yourself’ led to this” and “Biden uses Eminem’s lose yourself track for his campaign ad and now he’s just won Michigan Must feel great #ElectionNight.”
As of Thursday morning (November 5), the results of the election remain undetermined, although Biden is currently leading 264 to 218. The Associated Press reports Biden needs just six more points to hit the 270 required to win the White House.
Meanwhile, Trump has filed three lawsuits against Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia in an effort to make them stop counting their votes. Biden insisted Wednesday (November 4) the count should continue in all states, adding, “No one’s going to take our democracy away from us — not now, not ever.”
While the country waits for the final tally, check out some of the tweets thanking Eminem for his contribution below.