The childhood home of Eminem, pictured on the cover of the Detroit rapper's latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, his was burned in a fire last night, The Detroit Free Press reports.
According to the article, the Detroit Fire Department responded to the fire at the 19946 Dresden Street near East State Fair, south of 8 Mile, at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 7. Reports from Senior Chief Jack Wiley explain, "When crews from Engine 60 arrived, fire was coming out a window on the second floor of the two-story bungalow. ...Firefighters were able to put out the blaze, which damaged portion of the top floor." The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Back in September, the single-family home, which appears on both The Marshall Mathers LP and MMLP 2, was up for auction with minimum bids starting at $1. The home was listed as property of the Michigan Land Bank, a state government program that manages empty properties. The Detroit Free Press obtained public records indicating that the home was purchased in 1987 by Deborah Nelson, Eminem's mother, for $19,900. The home was eventually foreclosed upon in 2001 after changing hands 10 or so times.
Eminem talked with SPIN back in 2010 about his memories of the home. "It may sound corny, but I'll go by and try to remember how things were when I was in those houses," he told them. "I'll go back and remember, like, fuck, man, how life was back then. How much of a struggle it was. As time goes by, you might get content and forget things."
He has not yet commented on the news of the fire, but we will update you as the story unfolds.
Check out footage of the damage below: