Eminem To Perform At Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Party

anthonyjmiccio | April 11, 2008 11:30 am

P.W. Botha will get the gas face when Eminem headlines a concert at London’s Hyde Park celebrating the 90th birthday of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Shady’s planned warm-up acts include Stevie Wonder, Queen and a bunch of white British songbirds ranging from Annie Lennox to Keane, with more superstars invited but not yet confirmed. It will be Eminem’s first public performance since 2005. As odes to matricide and songs crudely mocking Tom Green and Moby seem inappropriate, I’m assuming the setlist will consist of “Lose Yourself” and maudlin valentines to Hailie. [NME]