Eminem Cheers On Lions During Team's 1st Playoff Win In 32 Years

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Hip-hop artist Eminem takes the field for the coin toss prior to the game between the New York Jets and Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 10, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Eminem was in attendance for the Lions' biggest game in decades.

Eminem was in attendance during the Detroit Lions' first playoff win in 32 years on Sunday night. The team advanced through the wild card round of the playoffs with a 24-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams. The quarterbacks for both teams were traded for one another back in 2021.

Eminem asked the Lions' former quarterback to let his old team get the win in a video posted to NBC’s Sunday Night Football social pages on Saturday. “Stafford, what’d I say? You owe me this favor, bro,” Eminem said. “I was there for you when you won it. I was there for you, I was right there, I rapped for you Stafford. Bro, I rapped for you! Can you just let us have this one? Just this one.”

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 14: Former Detroit Lions player Calvin Johnson poses for a photo with Eminem before the Lions home game against the Los Angeles Rams at Ford Field on January 14, 2024, in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions beat the Rams 24-23. (Photo by Lauren Leigh Bacho/Getty Images)

During the game, Lions fans chanted Jared Goff's name while also booing Stafford. “I’m happy for the players. Happy for those guys," Stafford said afterward. Of fans' support for Goff, he added: "He’s their quarterback. He’s playing great. He led them to a win today. I’m happy for him. I thought he played excellent today. He’s leading an offense that’s playing at a really good clip right now and they should be proud of him. They should be cheering for him."

Eminem Celebrates The Lions' Win

With the win, the Lions advance to the divisional round of the playoffs where they will take on either the Philadelphia Eagles or Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both opponents would have to travel to Detroit for the matchup. Be on the lookout for further updates on Eminem and the rest of the NFL playoffs on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.