Aside from his relationship with Kim Mathers, Eminem tends to keep his love life lowkey but on Friday (Feb. 8) a cellphone video featuring the rapper and a mystery woman leaked online.
In the phone-recorded clip, an unnamed woman records Em as the Detroit rapper walks into an old looking hotel room. At first, Em thinks the woman is taking a selfie and poses with her but when he discovers she’s recording, he asks, “Why?” The woman replies, “Why not? We have to document our lives, right?”
The rapper also gives the woman a kiss before posing again with her. After confirming that she is recording, the video goes black.
It’s unlike Eminem to get caught out and about with women, so once the video surfaced, fans quickly went into detective mode. The consensus is that the clip is some kind of promo for Shady’s upcoming “River” video, which he teased in January. Fans were also able to discover that the woman in the video is Sarah Ashley Toups, an actress who has appeared in Lethal Weapon.
An elaborate viral marketing campaign for a video wouldn’t be a surprise after Em promoted Revival through fake prescription drug ads and fake website.
Up next for Em, the lyricist is taking his Revival album on the road for a few dates in Europe. Beginning on June 30 in Oslo, Norway, Shady will make stops in Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy and more before wrapping up on July 15 in London, England.
Check out the clip of Eminem below.