Rap superstar Eminem made a rare live performance last night (28OCT04) at a secret concert in New York city.

The Lose Yourself icon appeared at Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom in front of 2,500 fans who won tickets on local radio stations, and announced that he has set up his own party in the run up to the American election - the SHADY PARTY.

Fans were decked out with Shady National Convention signs, buttons and stickers and Eminem appeared sporting pink bunny rabbit slippers, a dark blue suit, white shirt and red tie.

The secret show drew in a plethora of celebrities including Bono, Redman, Obie Trice and MYSTIKAL - and they witnessed Donald Trump introducing the 32-year-old as MARSHALL MATHERS III.

On taking the stage, Eminem announced, "I've witnessed the political rhetoric in this country - did I pronounce that word right? Rhetoric? So I've created my own party, the Shady party"

He then went on to perform over 20 songs, many of which are taken from his upcoming album Encore. Eminem also performed a

series of collaborations with D12, PROOF, Busta Rhymes and 50 CENT.

01/11/2004 10:39