Eminem’s home intruder was there to ‘kill him,’

An intruder who came face-to-face with Eminem during a middle-of-the-night home invasion earlier this year told the rapper he was there to “kill” him.

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The man appeared in court on Sept. 9 as police recalled the April 5 incident at Eminem‘s house in Clinton Township, Michigan.

“When [Eminem] asked him why he was there, he was told … that [the man] was there to kill him,” Clinton Township cop Adam Hamstock testified, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The officer added that Eminem, who was born Marshall Mathers, realized the man in his home was an intruder after initially believing he was his nephew.

Em did not appear at the court hearing.

A judge ruled that there is enough cause to move forward with a trial. An arraignment has been set for Sept. 28.

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The new account of the evening is vastly different and far more nefarious than earlier reports, which stated the intruder simply broke in because he wanted to meet Eminem.

TMZ reported at the time that the man gained entry into the home, which is located in a gated community, by smashing a window with a paving stone. Initially, reports indicated Em’s security slept through an alarm, but it appears that the man essentially slipped through the cracks — the security team was guarding the front of the property, but the intruder sneaked through the back.

Regardless, the “Lose Yourself” rapper was roused by the alarm and quickly found the man in his living room. Eminem‘s security eventually neutralized the intruder and police arrived to arrest him.

It was later reported that the man previously broke into another home owned by the rapper — but Em doesn’t live at that house. In that incident, which occurred in June 2019, the intruder allegedly got past security fencing and a gated entrance around 4 a.m. Police said he rang the doorbell and asked where the rapper was. The resident told the man that Eminem doesn’t live there and told him to leave. When cops arrived at the scene, they found the crook hiding under a bed on the second floor of the property’s gatehouse.