During the presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama used the lyrics from Eminem’s song ‘Lose Yourself’ as an inspiration. Recently Eminem has responded to Obama‘s dramatic reading of ‘Lose Yourself”.
Former US President launched a new Instagram series last week. In that series, he tried to look back from his presidency to tie in with his recently published memoir A Promised Land.
In a video, Obama spoke about his 2008 campaign for the presidency. He said, “When I needed some inspiration on the presidential campaign I often turned to music,” Obama also added, “It was rap that got my head in the right place. Two songs especially: Jay-Z‘s ‘My 1st Song’ and Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself”. He continued “Both were about defying the odds and putting it all on the line.”
Eminem responded to the clip of Obama’s reading along with a prayer hands emoji. ‘Lose Yourself’ was featured in a Spotify playlist last November. It was shared by the former president to promote his new memoir.