Eminem Touring with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube as Honorary N.W.A Member

Is Eminem going to hit the stage as part of N.W.ADr. Dre and Ice Cube may team up with Slim Shady, who will serve as an honorary member of their famous rap group from the late ’80s, for one epic reunion tour.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote the highly anticipated biopic Straight Outta Compton, Universal chief Donna Langley expressed her excitement on doing something nobody in the rap world thought was possible—reuniting N.W.A for a European tour to promote the movie…with Eminem.Em performs on the film’s soundtrack, along with Dre and Kendrick Lamar. “We don’t have anything settled yet with everyone’s schedules,” she said. “But we think it can create a lot of buzz.”
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Um, yeah. A lot of buzz is right!Dre and Cube also addressed the incident that occurred with Suge Knight, when he got into a confrontation with Cle “Bone” Sloan, a technical adviser on the trailer, and allegedly climbed into his pickup truck, turned over the engine and deliberately ran over Sloan as well as Terry Carter, a former business associate of Cube. Sloan was hospitalized but eventually recuperated. Carter was killed at the scene.

“I was there. But I was just leaving, so I didn’t know what happened until I was halfway home,” Dre said. “I heard about it over the phone. Everybody was supportive everywhere we went, and we didn’t have one issue throughout the entire filming of the movie. It’s crazy that this happened during the f–king filming of the commercial.”

Cube, who wasn’t on the set, simply said, “It’s the dangerous part of living in South Central. Some people don’t care if you’re making a movie or not. It’s unfortunate because the movie is so good, so creative, so many talented people involved.”

“It’s just a really unfortunate incident,” Dre added. “Maybe [Knight] was looking for trouble. I don’t know.”

Knight is currently being held in L.A.’s Men’s Central Jail, awaiting trial on murder and attempted murder charges, with the possibility of life in prison if convicted. His most recent hearing was July 17, when a judge refused to lower his bail from $10 million. His next hearing is Sept. 17.Despite the controversy off-camera, Cube and Dre hope the documentary-film depicting the Compton rap group impacts those who see it.

“Hopefully the movie inspires new artists to be outspoken about anything that we are frustrated with,” Ice Cube said.

“Music does have the power to move people,” he continued. “So hopefully this inspires young artists not to be afraid to say what they feel, do what they feel, do it how they want to do it and not be subjected to the social parameters that’s out there. Do what you feel and let the art speak for itself.”

Straight Outta Compton hits theaters Aug. 14.

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