Eminem Wanted $2 Million to Rap Sync at a Super Bowl Party

Okay, maybe he would have performed live, but it was only last month that Eminem’s appearance on SNL caused many to wonder if the rapper wasn’t taking a page out of Ashlee Simpson, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, everyone’s playbook but the Detroit native’s rep told E! News Eminem only used an “accent track.” Hmm. is that what we’re calling it these days? It does sound better than “lip syncing,” but I digress.

According to TMZ, the 41-year old “Rap God” artist wanted a cool two million to perform during the NFL Owners Party taking place Super Bowl week in February.

Sources told TMZ that Kanye West demanded $1 million to perform “plus a lot of other perks,” so organizers scrapped both artists in favor of “Q.U.E.E.N.” singer Janelle Monáe who will accept the measly (we’d take it) sum of $150,000 to entertain 1,500 well-connected folks at the event.

Super Bowl XLVIII be held at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2nd, 2014.