Eminem 'Proud' Of Detroit Lions Quarterback's Black Lives Matter Essay

HipHop News Posted on September 21, 2020 at 3:10am

Eminem 'Proud' Of Detroit Lions Quarterback's Black Lives Matter Essay

Slim Shady shared Mathew Stafford's "We Can't Just Stick To Football" essay with his 22 million Twitter followers over the weekend.

Detroit, MI – Eminem doesn’t tweet too often but when he does, it’s typically for a good reason — either he’s promoting a new piece of music or raising awareness for various causes.

On Saturday night (September 19), Slim Shady used his massive Twitter platform to shine a light on an essay called “We Can’t Just Stick To Football” written by Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford..centered-ad {

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“Proud of Matt for writing this,” he caption the post. “Everyone needs to use their platform to speak out. #BlackLivesMatter.”

Proud of Matt for writing this, everyone needs to use their platform to speak out. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/OiELMK1qM9

— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) September 20, 2020

In the essay, penned for The Players’ Tribune, Stafford expressed how important it is to shine a light on the racial injustice plaguing the United States and implored readers not to get swallowed up by entertainment.

“Yes, this NFL season just kicked off, and nobody is more excited about that than me,” he writes in part. “But we can’t just move on from the issue of racial injustice and use sports as a distraction. We can’t just stick to football. Not as a team. Not as an organization. And we shouldn’t as a country.”

He adds, “Police brutality, white privilege, racism — it’s all real. It’s time we st

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