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EMINEM TO FACE QUIZ OVER PILLS; Stage stunt was taped.


FOUL-MOUTHED rapper Eminem faces a police drugs probe after he appeared to pop pills on stage.

Officers seized video tapes of the star's Manchester gig and were closely studying the footage last night.

Police had warned Eminem about the misuse of drugs after he appeared to take Ecstasy in front of fans at his European debut in Hamburg last week.

However, he told cops the "pills" were just dried up bits of chewing gum.

But a Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said: "We're reviewing tapes from the concert to see whether he took drugs or incited others to take them."

The gay-hating rapper told fans at last night's sell-out concert at the city's MEN Arena: "My friend Xzibit gave me some Es and I say pop the pill.

"I told you that yous were a bunch of f****** drug addicts, I hope these E's are good s*** - if they're not you'll be carrying my sorry ass home tonight."

Even some of his 55-strong crew admit that Eminem - recently sued by his mum after accusing her of taking more drugs than he did - may have swallowed the tabs.

During the 90-minute show - watched by Posh Spice and footballer husband David Beckham - Eminem pretended to execute himself in an electric chair, threatened to drink himself to death and brandished a chainsaw.

His outrageous lyrics have sparked controversy on both sides of the Atlantic and the venue was picketed by gay and women's rights protesters, who say his songs incite bigotry.

The rapper already faces court action in the US for assault with a deadly weapon, and needed special permission from a judge before he could go on his European Tour.
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Date:Feb 10, 2001
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