'The Wire' star says Eminem is 'obsessed' with TV series

Dominic West collaborated with rap star on chart-topping album

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'The Wire' actor Dominic West, who appears on Eminem's new album 'Relapse', said that the rap star is "obsessed" with the popular US television series.

West, who played detective Jimmy McNulty on the programme, said that it was Eminem's obsession for the series that got him the cameo on the album.

"(Eminem)'s an obsessive fan of 'The Wire', which is quite encouraging," West told Entertainment Weekly. "He's seen the whole lot four times, he told me the other day!"

The British actor said he recorded his part on the album over the phone from London, while Eminem did his part in a Miami studio.

"He's a really good actor, so it was a pleasure doing it with him," West said.

'Relapse' debuted at Number One on the US Billboard chart this week, selling more copies in its first week on the shelves than any album released so far in 2009, as previously reported.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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