The rapper Eminem just set a Facebook record to go along with all of his gold and platinum albums. In spite of not having released a hit record in years, the rapper is now #1 in all-time Facebook likes, pulling in a haul of 60 million. This is big money for the artist, since this gives him an in-house network of 60 million people that he can send updates to and keep informed on album releases.
Eminem could even run for president of the United States, since his page has more than twice as many likes as President Obama’s. The president has 27 million likes, and isn’t even in the top 10 of all Facebook power. Right behind Eminem, the ladies are holding court. Rihanna and Lady Gaga are both just 600,000 likes behind him.
You have to ask yourself if Eminem would have this kind of fan base if he were black. We don’t think he would, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a dope MC. He’s one of the best, in spite of race, but there are still a lot of people who love their great white hope.