With Eminem‘s presence sorely missed in the hip-hop scene, the least bit of news about him makes fans and media alike go crazy. The latest rumor surrounding the Detroit MC was that he had ballooned to more than 200 pounds. Word on the street is that Slim Fast even came out and publicly offered him an endless supply of its dietary drink and a spokesman position! One of Em’s friends and frequent collaborators, Trick Trick, says all the joking about Slim Shady not being slim anymore is just ridiculous. “Em just picked up some weight, that’s it,” Trick, a fellow Detroit native, downplayed Thursday afternoon. He’s nowhere near 250 pounds or anything like that. He picked up a little weight. He ain’t walkin’ around obese or some sh– though. He can still run two miles if you want him to and still out-box the majority of them. My man still gets down.”
Trick says Em getting down isn’t just a physical thing Slim Shady is still lyrically sound and ready to knock off heads. In fact, he is just one of the guests on Trick’s upcoming independent LP, The Villain.