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Eminem left red faced after being told 'f**k you and your album' on self-promotional tour

Emily Brown

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Eminem might be a rap legend now, but everyone has to start somewhere, and for Em his beginning involved being told: 'F**k you and your album!'

I suppose it could only get better from there, right?

The rapper's harsh criticism came, unsurprisingly, back before he rose to fame in 1999 with the release of his first major-label album, The Slim Shady LP.

Eminem is now one of the world's biggest rappers. Credit: Getty Images
Eminem is now one of the world's biggest rappers. Credit: Getty Images

Eminem had dropped a couple of EPs in the years prior, but The Slim Shady LP held iconic tracks like 'My Name Is', and would be the album that rocketed the rapper into the spotlight.

The rapper was probably pretty hopeful that this would be the case, so he went on a promotional tour amid the album's release to encourage people to buy it.

But since he wasn't actually a well-known face at that point, not everyone was as enthusiastic as he might have hoped.

Footage from his promo tour shows him travelling in an open-top vehicle and calling out to people on the streets, shouting 'hey my album is out today, go buy it'.


This might have worked with some more curious music fans, but not for one particular guy who was within earshot of Em when he toured the streets.

Rather than agreeing to spend money on his music, the guy responded with a blunt: "Who the f**k are you?"

Eminem admitted the truth at the time, saying he was 'nobody' but that they should still go and buy his album.

Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to win over the heckler.

Eminem encouraged strangers to buy his album. Credit: YouTube/MTV News
Eminem encouraged strangers to buy his album. Credit: YouTube/MTV News

"F**k you and your album!" they responded.

It's definitely not the kind of response a new artist wants to hear, and Em was probably a little disheartened from the interaction, but he tried to save face and take it in his stride.

Turning to the camera, he said: "He said 'f***k you and your album'. I love it!"


While the 'Lose Yourself' singer might have been left red-faced by the interaction, it wouldn't have been long before it was the heckler's turn to blush over their dismissal of what turned out to be one of the most famous rappers on Earth.

Eminem has previously made clear that he knew 'Slim Shady' would be a massive release for him, describing it in an interview with MTV as his 'introduction to the world'.

"Slim Shady is gonna be the record that promotes the album before it comes out and like gets it up to where it needs to be for me to establish my following throughout the world," he said.

Just one year after dropping The Slim Shady LP, Eminem then released The Marshall Mathers LP and treated the world to now-iconic tracks, including 'Stan'.

Topics: Music, Eminem, Celebrity, TikTok, Viral

Emily Brown
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