Eminem’s advice to SA men: ‘You have to be f******g romantic, man!’

2014-02-27 11:33

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

American rap superstar Eminem dispersed dating tips while bras went flying at the Cape Town Stadium last night.

“You have to be f******g romantic man! Show her the beautiful stars and that s**t, man!” he screamed at the crowd, estimated to be 35 000 strong.

The 41-year-old singer from the US city of Detroit was joined on stage by nine musicians.

Female fans snapped off their bras and marijuana smoke curled above the audience.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, once nearly died of a drug overdose, but cleaned up his act and now has a squeaky-clean backstage rider.

The singer, who also goes by the alias Slim Shady, won various awards for his 2010 album Recovery, which is about escaping excess.

On Wednesday night, he acknowledged the dagga scent.

Staring out over the sea of rippling fans, he said: “I see a lot of people here who look like they’re f****d on drugs.

“Well, I don’t do that stuff any more, but I’ll take you back to that time when I used to get f****d up,” he said, before launching into his 2000 hip-hop club anthem The Real Slim Shady and other hits.

The mercury hovered well above 30° C after sunset at the Cape Town Stadium, and refreshment stands soon ran out of cool drinks.

Ice-cream seller Tevin Kleinsmit from Manenberg on the Cape Flats couldn’t believe his luck to be working at an Eminem concert. “Yes I’m a great fan, this is cool,” he said.

To one side of the stand, Gerald Meyer, Cyril de Kock and Tommie Prins, from Cape Town, were jiving in their wheel chairs.

Eminem and his entourage stayed on a palm-fringed island in the marina flanking the five-star One&Only Hotel, where he tucked into a seafood dinner at Nobu Restaurant on Tuesday.

A waitress at the hotel said security at the premises had been tightened but that the hip-hop star and his staff were friendly.

Eminem refused media ­interviews in the run-up to the SA leg of his Rapture 2014 Tour, which heads to Joburg’s Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday.

A recent rider advised concert promoters that only pickles by the premier German brand Gundelsheim will suffice in his backstage dressing rooms. Other items required by the rapper include low-fat yoghurt, peanut butter, jumbo shrimps and Swiss mild cheddar cheese.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.