Eminem takes to the stage at Ministry Of Sound after his controversial London Docklands Arena show...
EMINEM continued his remarkable UK tour with a low-key set alongside
rap-crew D12 at LONDON’S MINISTRY OF SOUND last night (February 9).
Following a sold-out show at London Docklands Arena, where tickets were allegedly changing hands for upwards of #200, Eminem, D12 and Mathers’ support act
Xzibit sped across town to the legendary nightclub, past many ticketless
fans waiting at the gates, to enjoy his aftershow party.
Striding onstage an hour past their scheduled 1am showtime, D12 aka
Dirty Dozen – the name’s a misnomer, there are only seven of them (though
with the multi-personality Mathers on the mic that number’s just an estimate) – ran through four numbers, including their cult underground classic from last year, ‘I Shit On You’, to 800 lucky clubbers.
Though their set lacked the chainsaw pyrotechnics and cartoon talking pills of the evening’s earlier Arena show, Mathers made sure that the performance would rile the more prudish in the audience, yelling at one point that he wasn’t “amongst enough drug addicts to feel at home,” and leading the
crowd in chants of “Ecstasy”, while Xzibit, who introduced the group, told
the crowd “If you got alcohol or drugs, get ready to pop that pill, swallow that drink and smoke that smoke”.
The four tracks the Detroit crew ran through tonight are expected to appear on the group’s as-yet untitled and unscheduled debut album.
Celebrities in attendance tonight included Richard Blackwood, Roni Size, glamour model Jordan, Michael Greco, aka Beppe from Eastenders and Conrad of …And You
Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.
Eminem will play the second and final London Docklands Arena show tonight (February 10).