By Jim Kouri(AXcess News) New York – Rap superstar and budding actor Eminem was involved in an assault at a Detroit-area strip club, according to police.
The fist fight erupted at a nightspot — Cheetah –Â on Thursday. A man claims he was punched in the face by Eminem in the club’s restroom.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, and his entourage bodyguards were in the restroom when a fan, who police said is 48-years old, entered the restroom and started talking to Mathers. When one of the star’s bodyguards intervened, the man told him to lighten up. At that point the man claims Mathers punched him four or five times in the face.
Police say they will talk to Mathers about the incident before making a decision about filing assault charges against him.
A few months ago, Eminem’s best friend and fellow rapper, “Proof,” was shot to death in a Detroit nightclub.
Proof, whose real name was DeShaun Holton, got into an altercation at the “CCC” nightclub which quickly turned deadly when gunshots rang out in the celebrity nightspot, according to the Detroit police detectives investigating the case.
Proof was shot in the head, as was a second club patron. Both were pronounced dead on arrival.
Eight Mile Road serves as the boundary between the black Detroit inner city and the white suburbs. Detroit rap artists claim it is the birthplace of modern hip-hop. Eminem’s 2002 motion picture “8 Mile,” featured 8 Mile Road. Proof was in that movie and played the part of Lil’ Tic.