After much speculation and anticipation, Eminem finally dropped the first taste of Revival, his ninth studio album and long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Titled “Walk On Water,” the piano-driven, emotional cesspool shook fans with its unexpected Beyonce feature.
It had some Twitter users straight up conflicted, but his day-one stans knew that anyone who didn’t like the song was just missing its brilliance.
They were out in full force checking anyone who failed to lower their guard and take in the track for what it is — a raw slice of emotion from one of the genre’s most revered wordsmiths. Many took advantage of all 280 characters to get their message across.
People who’re saying Eminem’s new song Walk On Water is trash just don’t understand the song. He hits deep feeling with that track. But hey it’s not mumble nor hype then I guess it’s “boring”. Tards
— Stan ? (@BarcaStan11) November 10, 2017
It's just not right that Em should feel this way ))): That's another reason why I wish he was really on here, so we could give him the love and comfort we've given each other after bonding through his music. pic.twitter.com/r8aTaPzVGW
— ?||60 DAYS||? (@jessixadelrey) November 10, 2017
When eminem said But the only one who's looking down on me that matters now's Deshaun…….its an honour to be a STAN….#WalkOnWater
— i_am_SPƎNCƎR (@horpe_zz) November 10, 2017
https://t.co/O0NVOSqdvD Eminem killed this. Love Beyonce's vocals. Eminem always at his best when he's being honest, self critical and telling a story. Love the way he contradicts the entire humble nature of the song come the end. @Eminem Fucking right! You wrote Stan! 😀
— SenjutsuSage (@SenninSage) November 10, 2017
So we just gonna pretend like @Eminem didn't just poor his feelings out and say he's only. human but then hit us with "If I walked on water, I would drown
'Cause I'm just a man, but as long as I got a mic I'm godlike
So me and you are not alike
Bitch, I wrote "Stan" #hesback
— Wisdom teeth (@J_Russ__) November 10, 2017
"Bitch, I wrote Stan" @Eminem ? pic.twitter.com/4YbiIwDvxW
— Sharryne Pamela Suba (@spamwithedd) November 10, 2017
It's 2017 and yall got one of the greatest Emcees of all time seriously doubting his pen. A reason why I h8 life.
— AwfullyHotCoffeePot (@TinuolaVictoria) November 10, 2017
A few stans took an aggressive approach to haters, reminding people Eminem “really doesn’t give a fuck about you.”
Logging out …I LOVE EMINEM SO MUCH
Anyone talking shit, I hope you and family members fall into a pit??#walkonwater is amazing ..@Eminem I love you love you ….bye stans ❤️❤️
— WalkOnWater – Eminem?? (@spooky_stan) November 10, 2017
I can't believe people still don't get what Eminem's doing! He literally explains he ain't in his Slim Shady persona anymore, y'all wanted a hype track gtfo this is a single FULL OF CONTENT. If you don't like it don't listen to it. HE DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT Y'ALL
— Shady Times (@SlimShadyTime21) November 10, 2017
Y'all need to realise – REALLY realise – that Em didn't come up for money, he's a child of hip-hop. He grew on this, worships it, loves it, lives it, respects it more than most of you ever will. So shut the fuck up for once.
— ?emma ? (@mango_smut) November 10, 2017
Some feedback from his stans suggested that perhaps the sheer amount of lyrical content may be going over heads of younger audiences who are used to the more contemporary vibes.
Modern day hip hop fans when they listen to Eminem’s new song and hear actual lyrics #WalkOnWater pic.twitter.com/FkzHLBxMYb
— Stan ? (@BarcaStan11) November 10, 2017
He gave us that on “Relapse” and he got clowned. He gives us mature content and it’s still a problem. People don’t know what they want
— fake PHILOSOPHY (@EST_1389_MAD) November 10, 2017
Eminem may not have won over any new fans with “Walk On Water,” but his religiously loyal fans seem enamored by it. How were you feeling about the record? Has it elevated or lowered your expectations of Revival?
Let us know in the comment section below.
@Eminem The greatest thing about you is that you never changed WHO YOU WERE. you always stayed true to your art, to your belief. Maybe the world needs to know what you had to say after all the hatred thrown by your side by the same fans who claims to be your STAN. #Revival
— Sarang Nanavare (@sarang_313) November 10, 2017
To be honest, Eminem & Beyoncé released Walk on Water at a great time. It tells everyone celebrities are humans too, not above us.
— #1 seb & chris stan (@cptbuckybarnes) November 10, 2017
Even the fact that yall use the word “stan” which was created by @Eminem himself which also is in the dictionaries now should be enough to let you know that eminem is better than other bitches and yall should stop hating on him. The disrespect of it all! #WalkOnWater
— AWOMAN (@arabellacarmen) November 10, 2017