Detroiters who heard helicopters into the early morning Monday have no need to be alarmed: it was just rappers Eminem and 50 Cent shooting a late night music video at Michigan Central Station, reports Curbed.
According to the real estate blog, rapper Lloyd Banks was rumored to be at the set as well, and despite the music video hype, the film crew instead said they were shooting a shoe commercial.
Monday morning, 50 Cent tweeted that he was working on a video with Eminem for SKI, his Street King Immortal album. The release date for the album, most recently scheduled for mid-November, has been pushed back.
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According to Complex, the video is for 50 Cent's upcoming song "My Life."
It was interesting timing for Detroit rapper Eminem, who turned 40 last week, to be filming a video in his hometown. Monday marked the 10th anniversary of his Oscar-winning song "Lose Yourself" from the soundtrack for the movie "8 Mile," which was set in and loosely based on his youth in Detroit and struggles to be a rapper.
Watch the video above from Detroit Urbex to see the helicopter training a spotlight on the monolithic abandoned train depot, which has played a background role in several films, including "Transformers."
And if you can't wait for the new Eminem and 50 Cent video, we recommend taking a look back at Trick-Trick's 2005 video, "Welcome 2 Detroit," which features the two rappers. Fair warning, though: you're likely to have it stuck in your head until their new video is released.
Hat tip: Curbed Detroit.