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Man who broke into Eminem’s Detroit mansion told rapper he was there to kill him, cop says



REVEALED: The man who broke into Eminem’s Detroit mansion and stopped on him while he slept told the rapper he was there to kill him, cop says

  • Matthew David Hughes, 27, appeared in court outside Detroit on Wednesday
  • He was arrested on April 5 when police say he broke into Eminem’s mansion
  • The court heard Hughes was on the rapper’s bed and said he would kill him
  • Hughes had previously been arrested for attempting to break into Eminem’s old mansion

Matthew David Hughes, 27, was arrested in April for breaking into Eminem's mansion

Matthew David Hughes, 27, was arrested in April for breaking into Eminem’s mansion

The man arrested in April for breaking into Eminem’s mansion outside Detroit stood over the rapper’s bed and threatened to kill him, a court heard.

Matthew David Hughes, 27, appeared in Macomb County District Court Wednesday on charges of first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property.

Officer Adam Hackstock testified that Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, woke up and found someone standing on top of his bed.

“When Mr. Mathers asked him why he was there, Mr. Hughes told him he was there to kill him,” Hackstock said on the stand, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Hackstock said Eminem told him he escorted Hughes out of the house through a TV area, game room, and basketball court to an outside door.

Hughes, seated on the right, appeared in court on Wednesday. Face first-degree home invasion and malicious property destruction charges

Hughes, seated on the right, appeared in court on Wednesday. Face first-degree home invasion and malicious property destruction charges

Eminem (pictured above in 2018) confronted an intruder at his Detroit home in April after the man slipped past the rapper's security and broke a window to gain access.

Eminem (pictured above in 2018) confronted an intruder at his Detroit home in April after the man slipped past the rapper’s security and broke a window to gain access.

When the officer arrived on the scene, he found Hughes struggling with a security guard outside the mansion, Hackstock said.

An investigation revealed that one of the windows in the house had been smashed with a brick, the agent said.

Clinton Township Detective Dan Quinn testified that multiple angles of the security footage showed Hughes on the premises for “quite some time” before he scrambled through the broken window.

Eminem is best known for his 2000 track “Stan” which tells the story of a zealous fan who becomes a stalker, named Stanley “Stan” Mitchell.

The influential song is where the term “stan culture” comes from, describing devoted fans of famous stars, who refer to themselves as “stans”.

The song is a warning to fans to take everything your idol says literally.

An outside view of one of the rapper's former homes in Detroit which has since sold

An outside view of one of the rapper’s former homes in Detroit which has since sold

In the lyrics, Eminem reveals how the character Stan begins writing him several letters, over three lines, where he becomes more obsessive and angrier when he doesn’t get a response from the star.

After Hughes was arrested on April 6, it emerged that he was arrested in June 2019 for violating two Michigan properties, one of which was a former home of Eminem.

Hughes is reportedly homeless and his court-appointed attorney has requested a court hearing for him, which Hughes declined.

Hughes is held with a $ 50,000 cash bond. On Wednesday, the judge denied Hughes’ attorney’s request to reduce the bond.

At the hearing, Judge Jacob Feminineo Jr felt there was a likely reason to go ahead with a trial and scheduled a September 28 lawsuit at Macomb County Circuit Court.

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