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Rap ‘feud’ between Drake and Eminem shut down by joint Detroit appearance

Eminem joins Drake on stage in Detroit
Amid social media rumors that the two rappers are feuding, Eminem made a guest appearance on stage in his hometown of Detroit during Drake’s concert at the Joe Louis Arena.
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So much for reports of a feud between rappers Eminem and Drake, amid growing social media speculation that one or the other was readying a diss track aimed at the other. 

Eminem joined Drake on stage at the Joe Louis Arena in Eminem’s hometown of Detroit to perform Drake’s song “Forever.”

Introducing his guest, Drake made his respect for the rapper born Marshall Mathers clear by inviting the crowd to “Make some noise for the greatest rapper to ever get on a microphone,” according to a report from the show in the Detroit Free Press.

Eminem then asked fans to do the same for Drake before saying “Detroit, I love you. I’m out.”

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A representative for Eminem’s label, Interscope Records, released a photo of the two at the performance Tuesday night, but provided no other information about the nature of the onstage duet.

Twitter and Instagram have been buzzing in recent weeks as fans have weighed in enthusiastically about the prospect of the two in a rap battle and who might win.

Hashtags #DrakevsEminem and #EminemvDrake have drawn hundreds of posts on Twitter and the Instagram #eminemvsdrake as elicited more than 1,000.

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Eminem and Drake collaborated on Drake’s song ‘Forever’ in Detroit
Eminem and Drake collaborated on Drake's song 'Forever' in Detroit
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After word began circulating about their collaboration in Detroit, the talk quickly shifted to whether it signaled the possibility of a new track featuring both.

Several photos from the show and a short video of the duet were posted to Drake’s Instagram page, while Eminem’s own Instagram account now includes a shot of himself with Drake, Shady in a gray hoodie, Drizzy wearing a black Bone Thugs-N-Harmony T-shirt.

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