Eminem to Fly Laid-Off Auto Workers to Kimmel Show
Eminem isn't simply promoting his upcoming album with his upcoming stint on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' The rapper is looking out for the common man. The Toledo Free Press has learned that the Detroit MC plans on flying 200 laid-off auto workers to Los Angeles to check out his performance.
Ohio Modular Management employee Jon Michael Zapf spilled the beans and told the paper that Em is shelling out cash to show his appreciation for the men and women suffering during this economic crisis. "He is flying us out, all expenses paid, for the show to put a face on the American auto workers who are affected by this hardship," Zapf revealed. "He is supposed to do a meet and greet and sign autographs."
The automotive industry has felt the pressure during this period of economic contraction. Weakened by the rise in gas prices over the last four years, the American automotive industry suffered due to poor sales of sport utility vehicles and pick-up trucks, aka gas guzzlers, which are produced by General Motors, Chrysler and Ford.
Eminem will appear for three nights on Kimmel's ABC evening talk show. The first of these performances will be the pre-taped May 15 show, followed by live appearances on May 19 and 22. Em's comeback album 'Relapse' hits stores on May 19.