Detroit’s own Eminem gave back to the 2017 graduating class at Flint Community Schools.
During the graduation ceremony, a picture of Eminem appeared on the jumbo screens and audio from Eminem played. “What’s up Class of 2017? This is Eminem,” the rapper said. “I just want to say congratulations to the graduating seniors of Flint Northwestern, Flint Southwestern and Flint Accelerated Learning Academy,” blared the rapper’s voice. “Congrats to all your guys’ hard work, man. You earned this moment.”
The local rapper surprised the Seniors with Beats by Dre headphones courtesy of his Marshall Mathers Foundation. Superintendent Bilal Tawwab said, “There are people out there who understand that there’s still a ways to go in Flint and we cannot just push that story to the side.”
WXYZ reports over the course of the years, Eminem has played a key role in helping the district in various ways. For more on this story check out the video by clicking here.