The Rap phenomenon Marshal ” Eminem” Mathers will take 200 laid-off autoworkers from Detroit Motor City to the Jimmy Kimmel show this Friday to show his support for his hometown and to raise awareness about how’s life for these guys who were the builders of American auto empire. By the way, his new album, the Relapse, will be out in about a week! Cheers!
From Detroit Free Press:
When Eminem appears on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” for a rare interview and performance Friday, he’ll have about 200 laid-off autoworkers from the Detroit area in tow. Eminem and Kimmel are flying the unemployed workers to Los Angeles for the show’s taping.
In preparation for next Tuesday’s release of “Relapse,” his first studio album in more than four years, Eminem is in the midst of a media blitz that includes two more appearances on Kimmel’s show, next Tuesday and May 22. A representative for Eminem said the two wanted to show support for the community.
“In all the media coverage Detroit is getting, everyone forgets about the people that have lost their jobs without getting big cash payouts after dedicating themselves to the auto industry,” Eminem told the Free Press through his publicist Monday night. “Jimmy Kimmel and I got to talking, and we wanted to remind everyone that there are real people affected by what’s going on in Detroit, and try to show some of them a good time while we’re at it.”
It was unclear how the unemployed autoworkers were being selected for the performance, but according to the publicist, they are UAW members.
After the Hollywood visit, they will be invited — with a guest — to a secret show in metro Detroit the following week.