Twenty years later, Stan has a direct line.
Rapper Eminem has launched his cell number to legions of followers, who name themselves “Stans” after his 2000 hit single, inviting them to textual content 313-666-7440.
The Actual Slim Shady wrote, “textual content me, unwell hit you again” in Instagram and Twitter posts, each of which shortly went viral. The 47-year-old is dropping his digits twenty years after releasing his third album, “The Marshall Mathers LP,” which stays one of many quickest promoting albums ever, Billboard studies.
“Pricey Stan, I meant to put in writing you sooner, however I simply been busy,” writes Eminem in his caption, one other reference to his personal music, which chronicles the spiraling and murder-suicide of a fictitious superfan named Stanley Mitchell. It’s too late for him, however everybody else can shoot a message and obtain this again: “Yo, it’s Em, hit the hyperlink to get added to my contacts. I’ll be again with the plans for this week!”
“Em” is referencing the net listening celebration scheduled for this week to rejoice the anniversary of “The Marshall Mathers LP.” His response features a hyperlink the place keen Stans can add themselves to his contact checklist, and presumably get updates on the “Encore” rapper’s live shows and occasions.
Eminem isn’t the primary A-lister to ask texts and calls from their followers. Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lopez, and Paul McCartney are additionally utilizing cells, by means of a fan engagement platform known as Group, to remain in contact.
The world code on Eminem’s line is for Dearborn, Michigan — the rapper is famously from Detroit — and as of this morning had a full voicemail field.