Days after buzz about rap star Eminem turning down millions to perform at a Super Bowl XLVIII event hit the Internet, Slim Shady’s camp has stepped forward to address the reports.
According to one of Em’s representatives, no one ever reached out to them for an NFL-related event.
Dennis Dennehy, representing Slim Shady, told MLive in e-mail Monday night the report is completely inaccurate. TMZ claims on its website NFL team owners were interested for a Super Bowl event, but thought the reported offer was too steep. Dennehy’s response in his e-mail: “Neither management for Eminem nor his booking agents were contacted regarding an NFL event for the Super Bowl. You can quote me.” (M Live)
Last week, reports claimed the main issue between both parties came down to finances.
Eminem got an offer he COULD refuse — an offer to sing at the NFL Owners Party during Super Bowl week that did not meet his price — $2 MILLION! Sources connected to the party tell TMZ … reps from the event were looking for a headline act for the party that followed the dinner, which will be attended by 1,500 lucky folks. When Eminem’s agents laid out the financial terms, we’re told the owners group passed. (TMZ)
Rap star Kanye West reportedly also sparked consideration but too many personal requests forced the party planners to look elsewhere.
We’re also told the owners were interested in Kanye … but his fee was too high as well. As one source put it, “It was $1 million, plus plus plus a lot of other perks.” In the end, we’re told the group settled on Janelle Monae, who’s going for a very reasonable $150K. There will be a slew of singers performing at various events in NYC during Super Bowl week. We’re told DJs are the big thing … and the big ones are going for between $750K and $1 million. (TMZ)
Eminem recently promised to pledge up to $100,000 to help the less fortunate.
Eminem and The Marshall Mathers Foundation have pledged to match up to $100,000 in donations given to Wolverine Human Services today. The non-profit organization, which has several locations in Michigan, offers aid to children ages 12-18 in need. The charitable act from Eminem comes on “#GivingTuesday,” a day recognized nationally that encourages individuals to support non-profit organizations that are positively helping their communities. As of press time Wolverine Human Services has raised over $47,000. The time to donate ends at 11:59 p.m. tonight. Click here to learn more about the non-profit organization and donate to their cause. Wolverine Human Services offer their gratitude below. (Complex)
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