Eminem is celebrating tonight after his beloved Detroit Lions soared to victory in Sunday’s Wild Card playoff game against the Rams.
The Detroit legend sat alongside D-12 members Bizarre and Mr. Porter, hyped the team from the stands as his hit song “Lose Yourself” blasted from the speakers. The trios’ efforts were not in vain as the Lions went on to beat the Rams 25-23, their first playoff win in 32 years.
On Saturday (January 13), Eminem asked former Lions and current Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford to lose the game, adding that it was his New Years resolution. He made his plea in a video posted on NBC’s Sunday Night Football account.
“Stafford, what’d I say? You owe me this favor, bro,” Eminem said, adding “I was there for you when you won it. I was there for you. I was right there, I rapped for you Stafford. Bro, I rapped for you! Can you just let us have this one? Just this one.”
Eminem was referring to Staford’s first championship victory with the Rams at Super Bowl LVI over the Cincinnati Bengals. Eminem was one of the halftime show performers at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles in February 2022 alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.
While Stafford tried hard not to fulfill Eminem’s request, throwing for 367 yards and scoring two touchdowns with no interception.
Hall of Famers and former Detroit Lions stars Barry Bonds and Calvin Johnson Jr. caught up with Eminem and his fellow Detroit rapper on the field after the game.