CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Eminem made his voice heard for the first time at the ballot box. The 32-year-old rapper voted by absentee ballot in Tuesday’s presidential election and had a bodyguard drop it off, township clerk Dennis Tomlinson said.
“This guy (the bodyguard) was huge. I’d hate to run into him in a dark alley late at night,” Tomlinson told The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens.
No word on who Eminem voted for. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he said it would be his first time voting. He was highly critical of President Bush but had not yet settled on Democrat John Kerry.
The rapper had been enlisted by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons to help encourage thousands of young fans to vote. His music even made it into the campaign: Democratic contender Dick Gephardt played “Lose Yourself” on the trail.