Here are five things we want to see from Eminem’s Saturday Night Live performance.
Bring Beyonce out to Perform “Walk on Water"
Announce a Release Date for Revival
Stans across the globe are losing their minds trying to decipher when the project is in fact going to actually drop. Em can put that all to rest and build more momentum moving into his rumored AMA performance Sunday (Nov. 19) by putting a release date on Revival. Could you imagine right before Shady brings his set to a close, he announces that the LP is now live on all digital music marketplaces?
Perform Unreleased Tracks from the Album
Show Support for Meek Mill, Oppose Donald Trump
The Recovery artist sent social media into a frenzy with his BET freestyle attacking President Trump in October. Em’s voice is still an important unifying force in hip-hop, backing Meek would be another step in reinforcing the mass incarceration conversation that was kept alive by artists and protesters since his sentencing.
Speaking on Sirius XM Friday (Nov. 18), Shady stated he’s “still extremely angry. I can’t stand that motherf---er [Donald Trump]. I feel like he’s not paying attention to me and I was kind of waiting for him to say something.” Maybe Eminem will use the platform to send another shot 45’s way.
Denounce Opioid Usage
In the wee hours of Friday morning, reports broke out that 21-year-old artist Lil’ Peep had passed away on his tour bus due to a drug overdose. The addiction conversation is one that needs to be brought to the forefront with more prominent artists denouncing pills and lean as its use runs rampant in the industry.
Wiz Khalifa actually sent out an anti-lean PSA on Instagram last weekend. Eminem has opened up about his drug addiction in the past, which peaked about a decade ago and was a constant battle to overcome, taking years off of his life. Hopefully Mathers can respectively pay homage to Peep, while speaking up letting those struggling with addiction know that help is out there.