Eminem has leaked his cell number as part of a new initiative that invites fans to send him questions. Yesterday, the rapper tweeted a reply to the fictitious fan from his 2000 track, “Stan,” telling him, “text me, ill hit you back.”
The gesture was part of a recently launched social media service that links fans with the artists they stan. Eminem’s track originally inspired the term, which is now used to describe obsessive fans. Two decades later, the Oxford English Dictionary even includes a definition of stan as, “an overzealous or obsessive fan, esp. of a particular celebrity.”
Similarly to Post Malone’s tactic, Em’s cellphone reveal is almost certainly linked to his The Marshall Mathers LP listening party, which is due to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27. The event celebrates 20 years since his third studio album dropped — which, of course, is the album “Stan” featured on.
According to his website, come Wednesday, fans can join a live chat, ask the rapper questions and listen to the remastered album on Spotify.