Eminem’s star power also comes with a ton of attention. One man took his obsession too far last year and he’s paying for it in a big way.
Matthew David Hughes was arrested for breaking into Eminem’s home last year. He was in court on Wednesday and the judge handed down some very bad news for him.
Detroit Free Press reports that Macombs County prosecutors have convinced the judge to allow evidence that Hughes tried to stalk Marshall Mathers months before the incident. This new evidence from June, 1st, 2019 says that Hughes was found on a Rochester Hills property that Em previously owned. He rang the doorbell to the home looking for Slim Shady at the time.
Police reported Hughes was spotted creeping around another house nearby in search for Eminem eariler in the night. He was later found sleeping in a guest house next to the home. Eminem sold that home in 2017 after buying it for $4.8 million in 2003.
In April 2020, Eminem woke up to discover Hughes standing behind him in his home. He asked what he was doing and Hughes allegedly said he was there to kill the famous rapper. This led to Eminem’s security escorting him out of the home where they wrestled with him until police arrived.
This evidence from 2019 being accepted into the new trial shows a history of stalking behavior from Hughes. A judge said this reflected intent and his state of mind. It is not looing good for his defense, that’s for sure.