Eminem has expressed his gratitude after learning that former President Barack Obama was inspired by his smash hit song, “Lose Yourself.”
Obama revealed just how important Eminem’s classic song from the 8 Mile soundtrack is to him in an interview with Attn where he discussed Hip-Hop’s role in inspiring him.
“Whenever I needed some inspiration on the presidential campaign, I often turned to music,” he said. “It was rap that got my head in the right place. Two songs, especially: Jay-Z’s “My 1st Song” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” Both are about defying the odds and putting it all on the line.”
Obama then went on to do a dramatic reading of a part of the song, which ultimately went viral.
Eminem saw this and reposted the clip with the prayer hands emoji over it, showcasing that he was thankful that the former president was inspired by his song.
President-Elect Joe Biden, the Vice President during the Obama presidency, also picked "Lose Yourself" for a presidential campaign video aimed towards Michigan voters.
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