Spokesperson for Eminem denies reports rapper will join NWA for reunion tour

Dr Dre will not take part in any live reunion either, representatives confirm

Eminem‘s camp have denied reports that the rapper could team up with NWA for a reunion tour that would see him step in for the group’s late Eazy-E.

The influential group disbanded in 1991, with a new biopic movie set to be released titled Straight Outta Compton.

Ahead of the film’s release, there’s been much speculation over whether NWA would reform for live performances, with rumours earlier this week of Eminem possibly standing in for deceased member Eazy-E.

Now, however, representatives for both the Detroit rapper and Dr Dre have told Rolling Stone that “the pair have no plans to tour together either solo or with NWA”.

Last month, NWA members Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella reunited for a performance at a BET Experience event, while Dr Dre failed to attend.


With Straight Outta Compton set to be released in the UK on August 28, director F. Gary Gray recently spoke about its soundtrack in a new interview.

“Dr Dre, it took him 15 years to step out and say, ‘I want to do music again’ in the way that he’s doing it,” Grew told MTV News at San Diego Comic-Con.

“The soundtrack is insane. Seriously, it’s incredible. He went deep and you can hear some of his influences, with jazz and soul and a little bit of funk. And Kendrick Lamar is on, Eminem; a lot of great guest stars. But it’s really Dre and how he’s evolved and how he’s matured as not only a person, but as an artist. It’s deep and it’s great.”