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The rapper is set to join his protege rap group The D12s onstage at London's Ministry Of Sound club...

EMINEM set to join his protege rap group THE D12s onstage at MINISTRY OF SOUND on February 9, following his LONDON date that evening, NME.COM can reveal.

A spokesperson for Ministry has told NME.COM they are holding an aftershow party for the controversial rap artist, who is playing at the sold-out London Docklands Arena that night.

The party will be incorporated into the Ministry’s regular S’move night, with Eminem and the D12s joining regular DJs EZ, MJ Cole and Spoony from The Dreem Team.

The D12s are a rap group from Detroit who are touring with Eminem. They feature on ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’, and a picture of them appears in the sleevenotes for that album.

Despite assurances that Eminem would be making an appearance, an official spokesperson for the rapper could not confirm the show.

Tickets priced #15, are available though Ministry Of Sound, who will be giving S’Move regulars and members first refusal before making them generally available.

In other Eminem news, the president of the Grammy Awards has defended the decision to nominate him for four awards at this year’s ceremony.

The nominations have outraged some critics, and according to the BBC, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation are planning a possible demonstration at the event.

However, president of the Grammys Michael Greene said that despite being “repugnant”, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ is “one of the more remarkable records of the year”. He commented: “He hates everybody. He hates himself, he uses the microphone as a therapist most of the time and doesn’t edit himself. He’s got some pretty screwed-up ideas in his head, and that’s why this is probably the most repugnant record of the year, but in a lot of ways it’s also one of the more remarkable records of the year.”