Tom Brady appears to have a kindred spirit as his career continues into his 40s.
Eminem name-drops TB12 on the track "Premonition" off the album "Music To Be Murdered By" which he released on Friday.
The song takes on the critics of the 47-year-old rapper from Detroit and compares the critiques he gets to ones leveled at LeBron James, 35, and the Patriots quarterback, who'll turn 43 in August.
Here's part of the song:
“Revival flopped, came back and I scared the crap out ‘em
But Rolling Stone stars, I get two and a half outta
Five, and I’ll laugh out loud
‘Cause that’s what they gave BAD back in the day
Which actually made me not feel as bad now, ‘cause
If it happened to James
It can happen to Shady
They do the same [expletive] to Brady
More people hate me than love me
This game will make you go crazy.”
It's not Eminem's first reference to Brady in one of his songs. In 2013's "Baby", he raps, "I'm what Tom Brady is to the Patriots of rap. Not a man, a weapon."
And it's just the latest Brady reference that has dotted hip-hop and rap since the mid-2000s when the QB led the Pats to the second and third of the six Super Bowl titles they've won. Other artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane and Kanye West have referenced him as a symbol of excellence.
Brady told the Boston Globe last year before the Super Bowl he appreciates it.
“That’s always really cool,” Brady said. “I’m a big fan of so many of those guys. I have a lot of friends [in music] that I’ve met over the years that are fans of what we do, too...I think that mutual appreciation or admiration is really flattering.”