Eminem, is back with a new song “Walk on Water,” and his surprise release on Friday features none other than Beyoncé – adding royal flair to an already hotly-anticipated new drop.
“Walk on Water” has Queen Bey singing, “I walk on water/But I ain’t no Jesus/I walk on water/But only when it freezes” — as Eminem spits bars about the pressures of his life and career.
If you listen carefully and closely, you can hear the sounds of Eminem writing and ripping up paper in the background.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) November 10, 2017
Sharing the track on social media, Eminem wrote, “I’MMM BACK #WalkonWater #Revival @Beyonce #ShadyBack,” alongside an image of the single’s artwork: a black and white photo of a crowd, partially submerged by blue water.
“Walk on Water” is a soaring, emotionally resonant step in the return to the spotlight of one of rap’s boldest voices.
The Detroit rapper started teasing the song earlier in the week with a cryptic Instagram post featuring a fake prescription medication note.
It’s part of a campaign for a forthcoming untitled album that includes a website for a faux medication of the same name.
Meanwhile, the new Eminem/Beyoncé collaboration has ignited a firestorm on Twitter.
See tweets below:
Eminem AND Beyonce?! World (and water) stop.
— BET (@BET) November 10, 2017
*trying to enjoy Beyoncé in peace*
*enter Eminem’s voice* pic.twitter.com/sR8KTvM7PI
— Martin Luther Kween (@YoungBossquiat) November 10, 2017