Rap icon Eminem appears at 2024 NFL Draft wearing Air Jordan 3s

The 2024 NFL Draft takes place in the "Motor City", so it's only fitting to feature Detroit's very own Eminem in the festivities.
2024 NFL Draft - Round 1
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The "Motor City" of Detroit, Michigan plays host to this year's edition of the NFL Draft. What better way to get Detroit riled up for the next generation of football stars than by introducing legendary rap sensation Eminem in the opening ceremony?

Before the commencement of the draft, Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, made a grand appearance on stage where he greeted the audience alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The artist, who is most famous for smash-hits including "Not Afraid" and "Lose Yourself", took the stage rocking a crisp pair of Air Jordan 3s in the "White Cement Reimagined" variant.

Eminem chose a clean, stylish set of Air Jordan 3s as his on-stage footwear at the 2024 NFL Draft.

Marshall "Eminem" Mathers
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The Air Jordan 3 "White Cement Reimagined" takes a majority of inspiration from the OG Air Jordan 3 “White Cement” from 1988, but with a bit of a unique twist. The revamped White Cements came embellished with trendy distressed accents on the heel, midsole, and inner eyelets, giving them an intended vintage aesthetic, yet still a fashionable vibe for the modern era.

Given the sneakers inspiration from a popular, retro Jordan style, it definitely added to their appeal and helped generate interest upon their debut in 2023. It was no surprise when they quickly flew off the shelves, becoming a must-have item for sneaker enthusiasts everywhere.

The "White Cement Reimagined" showcases a sleek design, with clean white leather uppers complemented by stylish gray elephant print accents, that have become synonymous with the Jordan 3 line, and subtle touches of black. The eye-catching uppers are perfectly paired with sail-colored midsoles and space-gray outsoles.

Eminem's love for sneakers and fashion is well-known. The 15-time Grammy Award winner has been featured in numerous sneaker collaboration projects over the years, particularly with Nike and the Air Jordan banner. Eminem's passion for the shoe game has also seen him as a guest on the popular YouTube series Sneaker Shopping With Complex in December 2017.

Eminem was also wearing a hometown Detroit Lions hoodie, featuring a simple black design with the word "LIONS" emblazoned across the chest in a basic and straightforward manner. He also had on a light grey team hat and a darker shade of grey set of sweatpants to round out his NFL Draft outfit.

Roger Goodell, Marshall "Eminem" Mathers
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The Chicago Bears selected USC quarterback Caleb Williams as the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Williams, a highly regarded prospect, was the consensus top pick among experts and fans alike.

The 2024 NFL Draft is scheduled for multiple rounds and is set to occur across a span of two days from April 25 to April 27. The event will be broadcast by major networks including the NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, and ESPN Deportes, ensuring extensive coverage for fans worldwide.