Sunday, April 13, 2008
EMINEM WILL PERFORM @ NELSON MANDELA'S 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
By Roman Wolfe
Rapper Eminem will give a rare performance in June, when he performs at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday party.
According to reports, organizers contacted Eminem last month and he agreed to perform for the former South African president and former head of the African National Congress (ANC).
While Eminem's name had surfaced in earlier reports about the celebration, it was not clear if he would take part in the event.
Fellow rapper Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are hosting the star-studded celebration, which takes place June 27 in London’s Hyde Park.
Eminem will join a growing roster of stars that will pay tribute to Mandela, who was imprisoned from 1964 until 1990 for opposing apartheid.
The concert, which is expected to draw over 45,000 people, will help raise money for Mandela’s 46664 AID’s charity.
Other performers confirmed for the event include Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, Razorlight, Keane and others.
According to reports, The Spice Girls, Sir Paul McCartney and U2 may also join the bill but these artists are not confirmed.
STORY FROM ALLHIPHOP.COM