The family "bought a lot of shares in the D12 corporation"...

Eminem‘s rap collective D12 are now available for bookings at bar mitzvahs.

According to the Associated Press, the group, minus Eminem, made an appearance at a bar mitzvah at a country club in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield.

The group was hired by Gary and Lisa Weisman, whose 13-year-old son Ethan claims D12 as one of his favourite groups.

D12 did not perform, but did shake hands, signed autographs, and posed for pictures with Ethan, whom they dubbed “D13”.

Gary Weisman, a real-estate developer, said, “The D12 guys were fantastic,” adding, “They took every picture we asked them to, brought promotional materials, T-shirts, albums, photos. It was way out there, but it was fun.”

Weisman acknowledged that he was “concerned” about D12‘s possibly offensive subject matter, which was one reason he had the group make an appearance without performing.

D12‘s manager Mark Hicks said that the group enjoyed the party and noted that the Weismans “bought a lot of shares in the D12 corporation” in order to have the group appear at the event.