Why Eminem doesn’t care that he’s lost half his fanbase

Hip Hop Hollywood 26/01/2018

Eminem has responded to the poor sales of his latest album and losing Donald Trump-supporting fans, saying "so be it".

The 'Lose Yourself' rapper faced fierce criticism for directly attacking the former Celebrity Apprentice host and his policies as US President, while many in the hip-hop community celebrated it.

In his 'Chloraseptic' remix with 2 Chainz, released earlier this month, Eminem rapped: "Then I took a stand, went at Tan-Face and practically cut my mother**kin' fan base in half, and still outsold you."

Eminem has doubled down on this sentiment in a new interview with Billboardmagazine.

"At the end of the day, if I did lose half my fan base, then so be it," he said.

"Because I feel like I stood up for what was right and I'm on the right side of this. I don't see how somebody could be middle class, busting their ass every single day, paycheck-to-paycheck, who thinks that that f**king billionaire is gonna help you."

Although it was a number one album, Eminem's 2017 album Revival sold 267,000 album equivalents in its first week, compared to his previous The Marshall Mathers LP 2 selling 792,000 copies in its first week in 2013.

Also in the Billboard article, Eminem concedes Hillary Clinton "had her flaws", but insists "anything would've been better [than Trump]. A f**king turd would have been better as a president".