Rapper Eminem pleads guilty to weapons charge
MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan (CNN) -- Rap star and Grammy nominee Eminem pleaded guilty Wednesday to carrying a concealed weapon, a charge that carries with it a potential five-year sentence.
In a plea bargain with prosecutors, another charge of assault with a dangerous weapon was dropped.
Sentencing was set for April 10 before Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Antonio Viviano, who presided over Wednesday's hearing. Viviano said he will refer to the probation department for a pre-sentencing report.
The charges stemmed from a June 4 incident outside a Warren, Michigan, bar when Eminem -- whose real name is Marshall Mathers III-- allegedly clubbed another man with a handgun.
Warren Police said Mathers, 27, attacked the man after seeing him kiss his wife, Kimberly Mathers.
Mathers, dressed in a dark suit and tie with wire-rimmed eyeglasses, was quiet and attentive during the 20-minute proceeding. The rap artist, whose recordings are laced with profanity, answered the judge's questions with polite answers of "Yes, sir" and "No, sir."
Mathers was accompanied by three lawyers, but it did not appear as if any family members or friends were with him during the brief court appearance.
"Marshall is looking forward to put this matter behind him," said publicist Dennis Dennehy.
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