In an unannounced appearance during Detroit’s Everybody vs. COVID-19 online festival, Eminem paid tribute to the city’s tenacity and grit while urging people to remain diligent in the face of the new coronavirus pandemic.
“Detroit is not just a city. It is also a feeling, a hustle, a state of mind. But mostly, Detroit is a city where we fight for what we believe in, and we do not take shit just lying down. And COVID-19 is no different. So we have got some work to do in order to stay safe. But one way is that we have to be counted and the census is your way to do just that. So this month, we have got to bring the city together, man.” says Eminem in an audio message sent to Detroit Free Press.
Eminem’s Public Service Announcement aired on the closing night of the Everybody vs. COVID-19 Unity Festival, a 2-day online event staged by the City of Detroit to drive home safety messaging and census awareness. He was part of a Saturday lineup that included appearances by Sada Baby, Sam Austins, Icewear Vezzo, Mayaeni, Rocky Badd and La’Britney.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 30, 2020