Eminem came face-to-face with an alleged home intruder who reportedly had plans to “kill him.”
At a preliminary examination on Wednesday, Officer Adam Hackstock testified that Matthew David Hughes, who has been charged and incarcerated for allegedly entering the rapper’s Detroit-area home in April, told Eminem that he was there to murder him.
“When Mr. Mathers asked him why he was there, he was told by Mr. Hughes that he was there to kill him,” Hackstock told the Macomb County District Court.
Hughes also said that the musician initially thought Hughes was his nephew before realizing he was a total stranger.
Eminem, born Marshall Mathers, was not in court, but his attorney watched the proceedings via videoconference.
At the end of the hearing, Judge Jacob Michael Femminineo Jr. found probable cause to move forward with a trial and scheduled a September 28 arraignment.
According to TMZ in April, Hughes allegedly smashed the rapper’s kitchen window with a paving stone and then climbed inside the property at around 4 a.m.
After Eminem was woken up by an alarm, he got up and found the alleged trespasser in his living room.
Hackstock testified that Eminem said he escorted Hughes through a TV area, game room, and basketball court to an exit out of the house. The rapper then reportedly shouted for his security, who detained Hughes until officers arrived.
When Hackstock arrived at Eminem’s Clinton Township gated residence, he said he found a security guard wrestling with Hughes on the ground.
Hackstock said Hughes muttered “friend,” and said he lived in the area. The officer also said Hughes did not have a weapon.
On Thursday, the Daily Mail published shocking June 2019 footage that allegedly shows Hughes outside of a different property that was previously owned by Eminem.
The publication says the doorbell camera footage from the Rochester Hills home “showed Hughes trying to enter the home in search of the rapper.” The Daily Mail also reported that the homeowner told police that Hughes said he was “looking for his brother, Marshall.”
However, at the time of this alleged incident, the outlet says Eminem no longer owned the home and is believed to have sold it two years prior.
The Daily Mail says Hughes was then arrested for breaking and entering, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Hughes, who faces first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property charges for the April incident, is being held on a $50,000 cash bond. He remains behind bars.