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Eminem’s Healthy New Tour Rider: Shrimp, Pickles and Dumbbells

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(Pierre Andrieu/AFP/Getty Images)

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By Scott T. Sterling

Eminem was notorious for his excessive ways, up to and including a 2007 overdose on methadone that nearly proved to be fatal.

It’s a decidedly different story for the self-proclaimed “Rap God” in 2014, whose new rider for an upcoming tour of South Africa is packed with healthy food and even exercise equipment to reflect his clean and sober status.

According to South Africa’s Channel 24, Eminem requires such edibles as peanut butter, jumbo shrimp, and low-fat yogurt. The rapper is very specific when it comes to his necessary pickles, insisting they be produced by the German brand, Gundelsheim. He also requests that dumbbells be provided so he can pump up before hitting the stage.

The tour, which consists of two dates — Feb. 26 at Cape Town Stadium and March 1 at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Stadium — will be the rapper’s first-ever dates on the African continent.

Times LIVE points out that Eminem’s success in South Africa is on par with his chart dominance here in America, with seven of his eight studio releases topping the charts there.

Eminem is set to feature alongside mentors Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on the upcoming cover of XXL, for a special feature regarding the recently launched Beats streaming music service. The issue is set to hit newsstands on March 11.

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