During a recent event highlighting Detroit's upcoming census, Eminem offered a few inspirational words in the face of COVID-19.
The fight against COVID-19 isn't over. In fact, the virus has continued to run rampant throughout North America, with many states and provinces gradually relaxing their previously imposed restrictions. And while protests have been ongoing throughout both the United States and Canada, a passionate fight against systemic racism and police brutality, the lingering threat of COVID-19 should not be forgotten.
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Over the weekend, Eminem took it upon himself to remind his fellow Detroit residents that while Coronavirus may be a daunting foe, it can be conquered. To further inspire his fellow citizens, he made sure to call upon the Detroit state of mind during a guest appearance at the digital "Everybody vs. COVID-19" event, as organized by the city of Detroit. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about the upcoming census, as Em made sure to explain.
"Detroit isn't just a city, it's also a feeling. A hustle. A state of mind," says Em, in a pre-recorded message. "Detroit is a city where we fight for what we believe in. We don't take shit lying down. And COVID-19 is no different. We got some work to do in order to stay safe. But one way is that we have to be counted. And the CENSUS is your way to do just that. So this month, we gotta bring the city together man."