In April of 2020, Eminem had a confrontation with a terrifying encounter with an intruder in his Michigan home. The rapper was living in Clinton Township, Michigan when on April 5, 2020 he woke up due to his home alarm.
Reports say that the rapper heard the alarm around 4 am and went to investigate. He entered the living room. He turned around and saw someone standing behind him. He initially thought it was his nephew before looking through the darkness and realizing it wasn't him. He just came face to face with an intruder. Earlier reports in April, when the incident first happened, stated he broke in because he wanted to meet the famous rapper.
But due to a recent court hearing, According to Clinton Township police, Eminem had asked him why he was there. Mr Hughes responded, "To kill you."
Nothing was stolen from the residence. He had no intention on stealing. The rapper yelled for his security. Clinton Township officer Adam Hackstock pulled up to the Detroit rapper's residence to see his security wrestling Mr. Hughes to the ground inside of the Michigan gated community. It was also stated that Eminem led the intruder through the house. He went through the TV room, game room, and the basketball court to the outside where he alerted his guards.
Investigators state Mr. Hughes was unarmed, but a brick was found outside the window. Somehow the intruder was able to sneak by the security.
These recent facts were uncovered at a September 10, 2020 court hearing. The rapper was not present, but the court went ahead with the probable cause case.
Reports say that since the April arrest of Mr. Hughes, he was held on a $50,000 cash bond and was charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property. He is being held in the Macomb County Jail.
It's believed the intruder is homeless and mentally ill. Slipping by security guards can't be an easy task. Some reports actually state that Eminem's guards were asleep.
The defendant's lawyer also is using the defense that his client is mentally ill. But a competency evaluation was turned down. So, the question is, will they give him a sentence in prison or the mental institution?
Security footage showed that Hughes was on the premises for quite some time until he took the reddish colored brick and broke a window near the kitchen to get inside the home.
Since the incident, it is believed that the "Lose Yourself" rapper has moved from his mansion. Probably in fear that other people will find out where his house is and he will have more issues.
The judge did reject a request from Hughes lawyer to lower the bond. Also stating that the victim's fame is irrelevant to his decision.
In an interview near the time of the intrusion, Eminem stated, “Fame has definitely over the years kinda already had me quarantined, but it’s the fact of knowing that you can’t really go out and we can’t move like how we normally move.”
Apparently, this was not the first time this suspect had struck the rapper's household. Allegedly, that the same intruder tried to hunt Eminem down at one of his other homes last year. He was charged for trespassing on two of his properties.
During that incident, he had disappeared before police showed up. He was knocking on the window looking for "his brother Marshall". He also rang the doorbell looking for the rapper. Which his "Ring" surveillance doorbell caught a picture of him before he left, which you can see a couple pictures up.
This intruder was compared to the hit song, "Stan", where a man has a fatal obsession with the rapper.
Matthew David Hughes faces an arraignment on September 28, 2020 in Macomb County Circuit Court.