05/15/2013 03:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Chris Rock & Eminem? Comedian May Contribute To Rapper's Next Album

Eminem's upcoming album may feature an unexpected collaborator.

Comedian Chris Rock started rumors last week when he tweeted a photo of himself in a recording studio with an accompanying line reading, "In the studio with Em don't sleep." For what it's worth the man in question is blurred enough that it may not be Eminem.

Rock was questioned about his involvement with the album after his picture. "Uh, I can't really say," Rock replied to Fuse TV's inquiry about whether or not he contributed. "Hey, hey, I was on the Kanye record -- maybe I'm on the Eminem record. You never know."

Rock was featured on Kanye West's 2010 album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."

Eminem's forthcoming album has been shrouded in mystery. The album has been hyped for a 2013 release but has yet to be announced with a set release date.

"We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013," Dr. Dre said of Eminem's next project. "He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when. We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up."

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