Eminem is wanted for questioning by police after it was alleged he assaulted a man in the bathroom of a strip-club in his native Detroit.
A man only identified as Miad J claims Eminem punched him in the face several times in the rest room of the Cheetah strip-joint on the cityâ€™s 8 Mile road, made famous by the Eminem bio-pic of the same name.
Miad told Detroit's Channel 7 Action News he was attacked after telling one the rapperâ€™s bodyguardâ€™s to â€œease upâ€ after they told a man who had the temerity started speaking to Eminem whilst he was using the facilities to shut up.
He told the channel, â€œEminem got done and boom! He started swinging. I wasn't even expecting it. I was just minding my own business and taking a leak.â€
According to witness reports, Trick Trick, a rapper in Eminemâ€™s entourage then pulled out a gun as the group drove away from the club.
The police say they want to hear Eminemâ€™s account of the alleged incident before considering whether to recommend prosecution.
This year has been a terrible one for Eminem â€“ real name Marshall Mathers - already. The Stan singer â€“ who is on a break from showbusiness â€“ has already seen his remarriage to Kim Mathers end after barely three months, and his D-12 bandmate and best friend Proof was shot and killed at a Detroit bar in April.