Eminem Confirmed For Mandela's Birthday Concert?
Controversial rapper Eminem is reportedly set to headline Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebrations in London this summer (08).
The star is alleged to be making his musical comeback at the charity concert at the capital's Hyde Park on 27 June in celebration of the former president of South Africa, after spending four days in hospital in December (08) suffering from heart problems arising from a bout of pneumonia.
Queen rockers Brian May and Roger Taylor, Annie Lennox and British rockers Keane are among the acts who have already signed up for the gig, while U2, the Spice Girls and Sir Paul MCCartney have also been approached to take part in the celebrations.
And it was guitarist May who convinced the rapper to take part in the historical concert.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "We're amazed to have Eminem on board. We wanted some of the greatest artists from recent times and Eminem was on the list.
"Brian (May) contacted Eminem's management on the off-chance and never expected him to go for it. It's going to be explosive stuff and it's certainly a big stage to make his comeback."