In a move none of us were expecting, Eminem has endorsed Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, in his latest campaign ad... and everyone is saying the same thing.
The notorious rapper - who has built his entire career around controversy - has endorsed Joe Biden just one day before election day.
via: GettyThough the rapper has always been open about his distaste for President Trump, many are somewhat taken back by his move.
Biden's latest campaign ad features one of Eminem's most popular tracks...
via: GettyAnd, to reiterate his support for the presidential candidate, the rapper shared the ad on his own personal Twitter account.
Of course, a large proportion of people have been left incredibly moved by the ad...
@JoeBiden If you told me Eminem was going to give me chills and bring tears to my eyes today, I would've said you w… https://t.co/i3W711nzaZ— Eric Lee (@Eric Lee)1604354240.0
However, others have found the whole thing to be a little controversial...
via: GettyWith some people pointing out Eminem's own turbulent history with political ads.
Now, Eminem is one of the world's most renowned rappers...
via: GettySo it has come as no real surprise that he has decided to use his platform to endorse his candidate of choice.
Real name Marshall Mathers, Eminem was determined to make it big as a rapper from young age.
via: GettyAnd throughout the early 90s, he worked tirelessly on making a name for himself in the underground world of hip hop - something which proved to be quite the challenge for a white man.
His success certainly wasn't immediate.
via: GettyAnd it took him quite some time to establish himself in the industry, with Detroit's veteran MCs and DJs laughing the "skinny white boy" off from the stage.
However, at an LA rap battle, producer, Dr. Dre saw something in the up-and-coming musician...
via: GettyAnd with him as his mentor, Eminem released the iconic The Slim Shady LP in 1999, which went on to sell millions of copies and win him 2 Grammy Awards and 4 MTV Video Music Awards.
It was onwards and upwards from there.
via: GettyIn 2000, he went on to release The Marshall Mathers LP, which included some of his most popular tracks such as "Stan" and "The Real Slim Shady."
However, despite all of his success...
via: GettyEminem certainly hasn't been shy of controversy.
The rapper has frequently come under fire for being offensive...
via: GettyAnd many have slammed the rapper as being "sexist" and "homophobic" in his music.
He had often rapped about killing his wife, Kim...
via: GettyAnd was arrested and charged with assault in 2000 when he allegedly pistol-whipped a man he saw kissing her.
Eminem has built his image around being angsty, rebellious, and, quite simply, not "giving a f***".
via: GettyAnd he has publicly blasted many famous faces in his songs, including Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, Christina Aguilera, and Will Smith.
So, when it comes to politics...
via: GettyHe certainly isn't one to stay quiet on the matter.
The rapper is known for using his music to express his political views...
via: GettyIn 2004, with the memory of 9/11 still raw in our minds, Eminem attacked President Bush by sharing an anti-war stance, rapping: "Let the president answer on higher anarchy. Strap him with an AK-47, let him go fight his own war."
And, in his ninth studio album, Revival, Em took aim at President Trump.
via: GettyIn the track, "Like Home", the rapper savagely compared the president to Adolf Hitler with the lyrics: “You stay on Twitter, way to get your hate off, Nazi. I do not see a way y'all differ. And all you got are racecards. Better get the swastika with your name carved in it. Should be your trademark, because hate's all you played off. And you just lick the plate off. So I guess it pays to feed off of chaos. So basically, you ate off Hitler."
And, just to reiterate his hate of Trump further...
via: GettyHe recently endorsed Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, in the latest Biden campaign ad.
One of Eminem's most famous tracks accompanies an ad released today.
@Eminem @ASlavitt Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. This song always gives me chills and now it has even more meaning.— SarahCA (@SarahCA)1604350818.0
@Eminem Democratic king I love you Em 🥰😍— ꪀ𝓲ꪖꪑꫝ 𝘬 BLACK LIVES MATTER! (@ꪀ𝓲ꪖꪑꫝ 𝘬 BLACK LIVES MATTER!)1604335277.0
@Eminem I love this 💘 so much— Slygrammy5 💝😎😳 😷🎉 (@Slygrammy5 💝😎😳 😷🎉)1604345663.0
@Eminem Thank you Eminem for allowing the Biden/Harris team use your song for their ad. That is the PERFECT motiva… https://t.co/24pXTk667T— J Alfred Prufrock (@J Alfred Prufrock)1604339541.0
@Eminem Thank you for being a real one Marshall! Looks like a few other rappers dug their own graves next to Ja Rul… https://t.co/CaxNMrMitO— #MOMTIFA (@#MOMTIFA)1604350546.0
@Eminem Yes! I am really proud of you for standing up. 💛— Ana Bolaño (@Ana Bolaño)1604337611.0
@Eminem Thanks, Marshall! You’re 💯right! 👍🏻— cheshire chat (@cheshire chat)1604350734.0
@Eminem Man this made me tear up😭 this is our moment to make our voices heard. Thank you for using your platform for this!— UMUlady| OLYMPIA NO HANA , UMU! (@UMUlady| OLYMPIA NO HANA , UMU!)1604356125.0
@Eminem Thank you Marshall for stepping up.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1604350360.0
The campaign ad features Eminem's 8 Mile track, "Lose Yourself"...
via: YouTubeWhich accompanies a forty-five-second video featuring black-and-white footage of people voting as well as Biden appearing at a rally in Michigan.
But, of course, many can't help but remember one thing.
via: GettyEminem famously sued New Zealand’s right-wing National Party for using music that sounded like "Lose Yourself" in a 2014 campaign ad. The star won the case in 2017, with the political party forced to pay out $415,000.
Clearly, he's made a massive exception for the Biden campaign.
One opportunity... #Vote https://t.co/sCUhq4dvAN— Marshall Mathers (@Marshall Mathers)1604335234.0