EMINEM COURTS YET MORE CONTROVERSY

The troubled rapper is alleged to have pulled a gun on an associate of rival rappers Insane Clown Posse...

Eminem returned to court for the second time in two days yesterday (June 8). He was charged over another firearms incident unrelated to the confrontation outside of the HOT ROCKS CAFE in DETROIT last weekend.

He is alleged to have pulled an unloaded gun on an associate of rival rappers Insane Clown Posse outside a car stereo shop in Detriot on Saturday afternoon (June 3) – prior to the Hot Rocks Cafe brawl.

Eminem was questioned then charged by Oakland County prosecutors at Michigan‘s 44th District Court with felony possession of a concealed weapon and misdemeanour brandishing a firearm in public. The felony charge carries a five-year prison term upon conviction; the misdemeanour carries 90 days.

He was released on $1,000 bail, pending further investigation.

Eminem is said to have driven past Douglas Dail, a member of Insane Clown Posse‘s touring party, who was having a car radio installed at Mickey Shorr‘s car radio shop. They exchanged looks and Eminem is alleged to have asked: “What did you say to me?” He is said to have pulled a nickel-plated 9mm semi-automatic Smith & Wesson from his car and yelled, “I’ll kill you! I’ll shoot you!”.

However, since Dail first made the allegation he is said to have refused to co-operate with authorities.

Arresting officer Detective John Kowalski told the judge that Dail “doesn’t want anything to do with it”.

Eminem‘s label, Interscope Records, confirmed the arrest and released a statement saying: “We are confident that the charges will be favourably resolved as soon as possible.”

Eminem is due to begin his ‘Up In Smoke’ tour on June 15 in San Diego. It has also been confirmed that in what has been a very busy week for the rapper, sales of his second album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ have topped 2.5 million in the US in just two weeks.