August 13, 2005
Seen and heard at the concert
Lyrics from a Trick Trick song that features Eminem, written in silver on the black tank tops of Angela Tashjian of Rochester Hills, Emily Normile of Lake Orion and Whitney Watkins of Davisburg, all 18.
"I think he should have gotten completely naked."
Kelli Huston, 22, of Grand Rapids, referring to 50 Cent, who opted to leave his pants on but stripped off the rest of his clothes and threw them into the crowd. He did start to unzip his pants, but stopped.
"I can't understand how people bring their kids and hear this stuff."
Rufus Willis, 68, an usher in section 322, who said he prefers the Rolling Stones.
Jef Shadik of Brownstown Township, singing along with 50 Cent's lyrics on Shadik's 29th birthday. He has seen Eminem five times in concert.
ON THE STAGE:
"Detroit, it's so good to be back!"
Eminem, addressing screaming fans in concert Friday at Comerica Park. The remark was a take on the lyrics of his song "Mosh." Referring to speculation that he may retire his rap star personas, he told the crowd he was coming back as "Rainman."
"Make some noise for the m@#$%#$% hip-hop mayor. ...I sense a little bit of mixed emotions."
Eminem, asking for a shout out to Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and getting some boos in response.
"Mariah, let it go! Let it go! Oh my God, I'm going to be sick."
Eminem, alluding to a rumored fling he had with singer Mariah Carey. He played a recording of her song "We Belong Together" and of her saying, "I love you," then pretended to vomit into a toilet before breaking into "Sick."
"I'm sick of all the m@#$%#$% police following me. Give me something to smoke."
Young Buck, a member of G-Unit, mid-performance. He was arrested Monday for felony gun possession.
"As much as I'd like to stay, Slim Shady is still the boss."
50 Cent, in reference to leaving the stage when the audience wanted him to stay.
"Detroit is in the m@#$%#$% building right now!"
D12 rapper Kon Artis while on stage with Eminem. The crowd screamed.
Erin Chan, Free Press staff writer