Eminem mourns best friend at funeral

Eminem remembered his best friend and fellow rapper Proof during an emotionally charged funeral service today, telling hundreds of mourners packed inside a Detroit church that “without Proof, there would be no Eminem, no Slim Shady.”

Eminem remembered his best friend and fellow rapper Proof during an emotionally charged funeral service today, telling hundreds of mourners packed inside a Detroit church that “without Proof, there would be no Eminem, no Slim Shady.”

The funeral programme said the two men shared the “friendship of a lifetime.”

Proof was shot and killed last week during an altercation at an after-hours club.

Another member of Eminem’s inner circle – rapper Obie Trice – was shot and wounded while driving on a Detroit-area highway in December.

Trice was also in attendance at today’s funeral and delivered a serious message to those in attendance.

“I want to talk to the black men living in the hood. … We’re killing each other, and it’s about nothing,” he said.

Police say Proof shot another man before he was shot to death himself.

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