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Eminem Wows Fans at Concert Celebrating Train Station

He had not been scheduled to perform at event marking the reopening of a former eyesore

(Newser) - A myriad of Detroit's greatest musical exports, including Diana Ross, Eminem, and Jack White, took to the stage Thursday night in a pulsating sonic spectacle held on the eve of the historic reopening of an 18-story structure that long had symbolized their hometown's decline. The 90-plus-minute "Live...

Will the Real Father of the Bride Please Stand Up

Eminem's daughter Hailie Jade got hitched to partner Evan McClintock, danced with her dad

(Newser) - It seems hard to believe, but the little girl that Eminem used to rap about in his earliest songs is now a married woman. Hailie Jade Scott, the 28-year-old daughter of the "Slim Shady" rapper (real name: Marshall Mathers), tied the knot over the weekend with her longtime partner,...

'Obituary' Says Slim Shady Met a 'Horrific End'

'Covert' promos for new Eminem album appear in Detroit newspapers

(Newser) - While Eminem is believed to be alive and well, things aren't looking so good for his alter ego. The Detroit News reports that an "obituary" for Slim Shady appeared in the sports section of its print edition Monday, titled "Slim Shady Made Lasting Impressions." It described...

Eminem to Ramaswamy: Stop Using My Songs
Ramaswamy Has
Words for Eminem

Ramaswamy Has Words for Eminem

Presidential candidate responds after rapper's cease-and-desist letter

(Newser) - Vivek Ramaswamy discussed Eminem's cease-and-desist letter in an interview on MSNBC on Tuesday, first joking, "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?" (and laughing at his own joke, per the Daily Beast ) before getting a bit more serious. "Eminem, in his rise, used to be...

Dolly Parton's Resistance Was Futile

Country legend has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor. The honorees—voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians, and music industry professionals—"...

NFL Says It Knew Eminem Would Take a Knee

Reports before the game suggested otherwise

(Newser) - Eminem caused a social media buzz when he took a knee during the Super Bowl halftime show . It seemed to be a clear show of support for exiled QB Colin Kaepernick , and all the more interesting because of reports before the game—notably in Puck —that the NFL had...

Super Bowl Halftime Show Had 2 Surprise Guests

50 Cent and Anderson .Paak joined the headliners

(Newser) - The Super Bowl LVI halftime show was already epic with the five known performers—Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar—but when the time came around for it Sunday, two surprise guests joined in. Rapper 50 Cent performed his hit "In Da Club,"...

Rock Hall Nominations Include 7 First-Timers

Dolly Parton, Eminem among them

(Newser) - Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, and A Tribe Called Quest are among this year's first-time nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Cleveland-based institution announced 17 artists and groups being considered for Rock Hall induction, including Rage Against the Machine (the band'...

There'll Be No 'I' Onstage for Next Super Bowl Halftime

Team effort will include Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar

(Newser) - Five big names will team up for the next Super Bowl halftime show, taking the stage together for the first time. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will form a hip-hop supergroup for the event in Inglewood, California, on Feb. 13, the Los Angeles Times...

Cancel Eminem? Rapper Responds With 'Tone Deaf'

Lyric video appears to address recent controversy

(Newser) - A recent campaign on TikTok aimed to cancel Eminem, with Gen Z users of the social media service pointing out problematic lyrics like those of "Love the Way You Lie," which, they argue per NBC News , glorifies domestic violence. But Eminem will not be canceled. The rapper responded...

Rapper's Surprise Release Includes an Apology

He says sorry to singer Rihanna

(Newser) - Eminem's surprise album, which was released Thursday night, includes a apology. In a track titled "Zeus," the Detroit rapper seeks to atone for a line from a decade-old song in which he endorsed singer Chris Brown's 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. That song—which...

Taylor Swift Isn't the Only One Full of 2020 Surprises

Eminem drops 2nd album of year, a companion to January's 'Music to Be Murdered By'

(Newser) - It's been a year of curveballs from Marshall Bruce Mathers III. The 48-year-old (aka rap star Eminem) has spent 2020 pulling off unexpected performances at the Academy Awards , granting rare interviews , popping up on SNL , and now, coming out with yet another surprise album at midnight, Taylor Swift-style . The...

Reports: Eminem Confronts Intruder in His Living Room

Matthew Hughes is arrested in Michigan

(Newser) - Eminem is stuck at home like the rest of us, but police say he had one very unwelcome visitor. A 27-year-old man allegedly broke into the celeb's home in the middle of the night, only to be confronted by Eminem himself in the living room, reports TMZ and the...

In Rare Chat, Eminem Opens Up About Daughter
In Rare Chat,
Eminem Opens
Up About

In Rare Chat, Eminem Opens Up About Daughter

Rapper tells 'People' he's proud of 24-year-old Hailie

(Newser) - If you've ever listened to the Marshall Mathers discography, it soon becomes apparent that he's obsessed with someone named "Hailie." That someone is his daughter, and the rapper more commonly known as Eminem just opened up about her in a rare interview. "It definitely is...

Here's Why Eminem Performed at the Oscars
Here's Why Eminem
Performed at the Oscars
academy awards

Here's Why Eminem Performed at the Oscars

'Lose Yourself' won in 2003, but he didn't even attend the ceremony

(Newser) - If you were wondering what in the world Eminem was doing on stage at the 2020 Academy Awards, performing a song that won an Oscar back in 2003, you weren't alone. But as Variety explains, when "Lose Yourself" from 2002's 8 Mile was nominated, he reportedly refused...

Eminem Drops Surprise Album
Eminem Drops 
Surprise Album

Eminem Drops Surprise Album

'Music to Be Murdered By' was announced at midnight

(Newser) - Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing Music to Be Murdered By on Friday. The follow-up to 2018's Kamikaze—also released without warning—was announced on Twitter just after midnight. The Detroit rapper also released a new music video for one of the 20 tracks on the...

These Are the Most-Streamed Songs of the Decade

Ed Sheeran, Drake come out on top

(Newser) - As we approach the end of the 2010s, Spotify is out with the most-streamed songs and artists of the decade, per the BBC . The top five songs streamed around the world:
  1. Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"
  2. Drake, Kyla, Wizkid, "One Dance"
  3. Post Malone, "rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)"

TMZ Sparked Investigation of Eminem on Trump Lyrics

BuzzFeed files for documents on Secret Service interview

(Newser) - An email from a "concerned citizen" who worked at TMZ brought some Eminem lyrics to the attention of the Secret Service on the day the track, "Framed," was released. "I want to know if your agency is investigating Eminem for his threatening lyrics about First daughter...

Bonnaroo Freaks Over Eminem's 'Gunshot Sound Effect'

Rapper slammed for 'irresponsible' song ending

(Newser) - Gunshot sound effects at an outdoor music festival, when memories of last year's Las Vegas concert massacre are still fresh, goes way beyond poor taste, critics told Eminem after his Saturday night set caused panic at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee. Witnesses say some fans screamed, ducked, or dropped...

Bonnaroo Festival: Man Found Dead

This is the 13th death in the festival's 17-year history

(Newser) - A person has died while attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, reports the AP . Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves confirmed a body was found Friday morning at a festival campground. The sheriff's office has identified the man as 32-year-old Michael Donivan Craddock, of Mount Juliet, Tenn....

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