July 29, 2000 - From the
Yahoo Chat with Pagesix.com's Chris Wilson "the_bomb_4500 asks: Will eminem
ever run into nsync? If he does, what do you think he'd do? p6_chris_wilson:
Hopefully beat them with a bat...just kidding.....probably run."
29, 2000 - Dr. Dre talking about Eminem to Reuter's Gary Graff "I've just
told him about the things that I went through and had to deal with,'' Dre
says. "It's really not worth it; for the couple of minutes it took you
to get in trouble, you could spend the rest of your life trying to get
out of it. It took me years upon years to get out of the few incidents
that I had. So I just tried to tell him, and he definitely understands.
I think he's on the right path now. We're in the position right now to
where we can not only build for ourselves but build for generations to
come. We're in a position to make a lot of money and leave something here
for our kids and their kids. Why f--- it up over some nonsense.''
July 29, 2000 - Off The Wall
with Redman & Eminem is on the Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps
soundtrack which is on sale and in theaters now.
July 28, 2000 - Getmusic/Yahoo
will have an audio chat with Eminem on Tuesday, August 1st 6pET/3pPT.
July 28, 2000 - From the
Royal Oak Police Department Report: Derek Diehl Witness: "As Mathers drove
by Dail, Dail recognized him as the rap entertainer. Diehl stated that
Dail called Mathers a 'punk-ass bitch'" Dail wrote for the report "Marshall
was looking at me with a dirty look drove by and stop his car and got out
and said, 'What did you say to me?' I told him, 'I didn't say anything'....
He pulled a gun out of the ankle area. He said 'I'll kill you' and I should,
'You call me a Bastard, Motherf***** and *sshole.'"
July 28, 2000 - Despite puting
Eminem on the cover recently, Spin wasn't impressed with his Up in Smoke
Tour performance in Anaheim, as Franklin Bruno said of Eminem "...his set
favored showmanship over shock, and attempts to focus on the music were
July 27, 2000 - Worldpop
had special coverage of Eminem today as they report his movie has "some
things that did happen to me that aren't going to be in the movie. We're
leaving the mystique, I suppose." They also report that Kim has went to
see a therapist.
July 27, 2000 - Eminem's
#1 in album sales streak finally ended as he's now #3 behind a compilation
album and Britney.
July 26, 2000 - One more
important quote from the Enquirer interview with Em's mom, who asks "If
life was so bad, why did he live with me until he was 25?"
July 25, 2000 - Eminem's
Real Slim Shady was nominated for Best Male Video, Video Of The Year,
Best Rap Video, Viewer's Choice, Best Direction In A Video, and Best Editing
In A Video in this year's MTV Video Music Awards, which will be hosted
by the Wayans brothers, reports Worldpop. Em's also got a spot with Best
Rap Video with Dre in Forgot About Dre.
July 25, 2000 - Worldpop
reports that Eminem stayed at a separate hotel from Dre and Snoop on the
Up in Smoke tour when they were in Massachusetts. [this report gives credibility
to comments made by Eminem's fired bodyguard along these same lines]
July 25, 2000 - Eminem was
again on Farmclub.com last night, where he French kissed a notebook with
Britney Spears' picture.
July 24, 2000 - A huge and
shocking story about Eminem and his mother appears in this weeks Enquirer.
The tabloid reports Debbie Mathers-Briggs says Eminem punched and kicked
her during a tantrum, while she says Kim almost broke her neck with a footstool
when she told her he couldn't spend the night with Eminem. Debbie says
Kim's suicide attempt was phony "She knew just how to cut herself so she
wouldn't hit any arteries and ended up being treated for superficial wounds."
She also explained the 6' Mathers towers over Eminem (see Kim crouching
in accompanying photo) and "wears the pants and instructs him on everything
from table manners to when to go to bed" describing her son as a "wimp".
July 24, 2000 - Top Japanese
sumo wrestler Konichki was on the Dan and Scott show on eYada last night
talking about Eminem, saying "He has something to say, every time you come
out with something new people talk about you and give you attention."
July 22, 2000 - Eminem.com
was nominated for Best Artist Website in this years Wammy Awards which
will be awarded Thursday evening, September 21, 2000 at the famed Palace
of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
July 22, 2000 - Eminem is
probably going to be touring with Limp Bizkit later this year along with
Papa Roach, which likely will start in October and run until December.
July 22, 2000 - Eminem will
again be on Farmclub.com on the USA Network Monday.
July 22, 20000 - Eminem again
is atop the record sales selling nearly 250,000 to secure the #1 slot for
the 8th straight week.
July 21, 2000 - Eminem is
officially selling his house now that the city decided not to let him build
an 8 foot spiked fence to keep intruders out, as he argued he's had his
mailbox burned and found empty M&M candy wrappers strewn on his lawn.
His agent tells the New York Daily News the 6 foot fence they'll let him
build won't help anything.
July 21, 2000 - The Daily
News reports that Sean Puffy Combs was near tears as a comedian who opened
for Eminem and Dre asked if they liked Puffy, only to hear a chorus of
boos from the crowd.
July 21, 2000 - Marilyn Manson
is commenting on Eminem, saying on his website: "[Eminem's] new album will
play an important role in the fight for free speech. I think he's not afraid
to tell anyone and everyone to 'fuck off,' and I like and respect him for
July 21, 2000 - The guys
from ICP were on Howard Stern again today, and Crazy Cabbie called in and
said how awful these guys are and how Eminem sold more records in a week
than these guys will sell in their careers. Then Howard played the ICP
intro with Dr. Dre giving it to Eminem up the butt while rapping.
July 20, 2000 - NME reports
that Eminem is 'beyond angry' at the results of a Britney and Eminem mixed
track that's been showing up on Napster, while Britney is said to be cool
July 20, 2000 - Rolling Stone
reports the prosecutor negotiating a plea bargain with Eminem's lawyer
expects him to spend no more than 7 months in jail if convicted of carrying
a concealed weapon and felonious assault against the man who kissed him
girlfriend. For his felony against Insane Clown Posse's associate, he most
likely will only get probation, according to Oakland County Prosecutor
July 20, 2000 - We're getting
more comments in from Eminem's bodyguard, who told a London tabloid that
Eminem originally liked both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera but
was upset that both of them blew him off. He said Eminem used to listen
to Britney Spears' music often.
July 15, 2000 - One more
picture of Eminem with Kim has hit the wires, as you know their group pictures
are pretty rare on the web.
July 15, 2000 - Eminem magazine
nemesis XXL was featuring Slim on the cover of this month's issue, although
they never got to talk to Eminem. They mention that, because of race, Eminem
is afraid to diss any black MC's and that Eminem will never fit into the
hip hop scene because he's white. Because of this, Em resorts to making
fun of pop acts instead.
July 15, 2000 - More details
are emerging about Kim's suicide attempt as the 911 call has been released.
When cops asked Kim why she said "There has got to be a better place than
this." Also, the tape contains Kim's mother who's quoted as saying "She
won't let me touch her... Put it down. Put it down!" when Kim was holding
a razor blade. Her attorney says Kim never wanted to be a celebrity but
was brought into the attention of the media because of Eminem.
July 15, 2000 - Rolling Stone
has a Q&A with Eminem this weekend as he defends his lyrics and scoffs
at the notion he's gay bashing. He says he's doing alot on this tour to
bring together black and white races.
July 14, 2000 - The story
we broke earlier this week about Em's bodyguard hit the Daily News yesterday.
He said of Eminem's romances "He's very selective, but he had more than
a few." And regarding his alledged sexual affair with the underaged Swedish
girl, Eminem's spokesman, Dennis Dennehy, denies that anything sexual happened.
July 14, 2000 - Eminem was
featured in a story on the Today show this morning. While not interviewed
himself, fans of his defended him while gay and female activists denounced
his lyrics. [yeah, nothing new]
July 14, 2000 - Eminem's
album is #1 for the 7th straight week, beating out the Ruff Ryders new
July 11, 2000 - Eminem was
on Farmclub.com last night when he recalled the wierdest thing a relative
has said to him, saying "One said to me 'You remember when I changed your
diapers?' I was like 'How the f*** was I supposed to remember that?'" When
he was asked if he had any other forms of expression besides a middle finger,
he hung a BA.
July 11, 2000 - eYada.com's
Joanna Malloy reports more comments about Eminem's bodyguard, who admits
to taking pictures of all these groupies from around the world who had
to flash him with clitoral rings or showing their breasts in order to get
on the tour bus. He said they did this in order to prevent them from later
claiming that they were raped. Williams also said that the rumor about
why Kim tried to kill herself is because she heard his comments on a local
radio station and that is what made her depressed. She always was told
by Byron that Eminem was faithful to her. Byron was asked if he felt guilty
about all this going down but he said while sure he doesn't want to see
either of them die, he's still coming out with the book.
July 11, 2000 - Eminem comments
in a Toronto press conference, saying "I say half of the sh** I say I just
make it up to make you mad, so kiss my white naked ass. So I'm telling
you that I'm making this sh** up and it's pissing you off and you're letting
me get to you. So when you let me get to you, you let me win, so I'm winning."
adding "I haven't heard of any instances where somebody raped a girl listening
to my album or shot somebody listening to my lyrics."
July 11, 2000 - Eminem's
mom is making a rap song entitled "Why Are You Doing Me Like You Are?"
according to Q online. Her mother says "I really hope it's a success for
her, she really needs to make some money because Eminem gives her nothing."
July 10, 2000 - Eminem's
wife Kim Mather's was released from a local hospital after attempting suicide
Saturday. Kim reportedly slit her wrists 5 times on both arms.
July 10, 2000 - Eminem is
in a custody battle with his mother over his 14 year old half brother.
He had been staying with Eminem and Kimberly but went back to his
July 8, 2000 - Eminem will
be performing Monday on the USA Network at 11 PM EST/PST for Farmclub.com.
He'll also be on July 24th.
July 8, 2000 - Auburn Hills
city officials failed in an attempt to ban Eminem from showing a video
for their Up in Smoke concert showing partially nude women and a liquor
stor holdup. The federal judge asked the officials "What makes you think
you can edit content? Isn't that classic censorship and prior restraint?"
Em did agree not to bring his nude inflatable Christina/Kim (whomever he's
currently most pissed off at) doll on stage.
July 8, 2000 - Eminem commenting
to the Detroit Free Press about his current legal problems: "I have no
idea what's gonna happen. I hate not knowing that, but I guess it's part
of the life I lead." adding "I should have been out celebrating my record
sales, instead I'm sitting there in jail. Whenever something good happens,
the bad always follows. That's the story of my life since the day I was
July 7, 2000 - Eminem was
again in court on Friday date in connection with his arrest on a felony
charge of possession of a concealed weapon and a misdemeanor charge of
brandishing a firearm in public against Douglas Dale, who works for Insane
Clown Posse. The arraignment date for the charges is July 17th. His court
date against the guy who he assaulted for kissing Kim is next Tuesday.
July 7, 2000 - Eminem.com
reports he will be launching his own tour after Up In Smoke wraps up.
July 7, 2000 - The next video
for Eminem, The Way I Am, should be out in the next few days, according
July 5, 2000 - Eminem's ex
bodyguard again was on eYada.com, this time with Rush & Malloy, and
he detailed Em's involvement with a 15 year old groupie. For more details,
July 5, 2000 - Worldpop reports
that Eminem has been talking to United Talent Agency to handle his movie,
TV, and entertainment business.
July 5, 2000 - Despite being
released 1 week earlier, Britney Spears' album sales are trailing Eminem
by 2 million.
July 4, 2000 - Lost in Eminem's
troubles with Christina Agulera and ICP, perhaps there's a fued closer
to home with DMX. Poster's on Usenet are aguing weather the lyrics in DMX's
Party Up are a stab at Em, where he says, "...but I'm not him, aight slim?
So watch what you do Or you gon' find yourself, buried next to someone
else" and "You wack, you're twisted, your girl's a hoe You're broke, the
kid ain't yours, and e'rybody know." Leading more fuel to the fire is Eminem's
track on the Marshall Mathers title song "the son of a bitch won't quit
barking" where he proceeds to bark afterwards. Coincidence?
July 2, 2000 - Worldpop
reports that Eminem's request to build a fence in his yard to deter fans
and enemies from reaching his house has been rejected. The rapper is only
allowed to build a fence under 6 feet. Eminem's response: "'I have got
to have security guards sitting outside my house now because they won't
let me put a fence up."
July 1, 2000 - eBay
has a rare Eminem autographed picture up for auction. The 8x10 (item #365142348)
has a current bid of a whopping $41 and ends July 2nd and also says 'Thanks
*sshole' in the sig.
July 1, 2000 - Eminem is
commenting to the Detroit Free Press about the price of fame, saying "It's
almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream." He added I miss
going to the park and playing basketball,'' he added "I was never that
person who wanted the big cars and Benzes. All I really wanted was to have
a career in hip-hop."
July 1, 2000 - Eminem's mother,
Debbie Mathers-Briggs, was denied a request to change the date of her son's
deposition. Her lawyer argued he was clearly in town and able to testify
before the scheduled September 13th date.
July 1, 2000 - Eminem has
been nominated for the second annual Hip-Hop Music Awards in the categories
of Lyricist of the Year and Music Video of the Year (for Guilty Conscience)
July 1, 2000 - Eminem stays
at #1 in album sales for the 5th straight week, beating out Britney Spears
and The Deftones White Pony release.
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