Eminem not boycotting Grammys

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 16:06 PM IST

New York: Rap superstar Eminem has rubbished reports that he threatened to boycott the Grammys after wining only two trophies at this year`s ceremony. The `Slim Shady` hitmaker`s representative denied reports that the singer was disappointed at winning only two awards despite getting ten nominations, reported a website.

The 38-year-old star had teamed up with Rihanna and rap legend Dr. Dre to give one of the night`s most anticipated performances, but went home with just two honours for Best Solo Performance and Best Album and lost out to the likes of `Lady Antebellum` and `Arcade Fire` in the top categories.

Reports alleged Eminem was "so angry" at missing out on the big honours after flying in to Los Angeles from his native Detroit, that he was unlikely to return for future Grammy awards.

"He got iced out. He did the Grammy people a solid favour by coming in from Detroit and performing. They egged him on and gave him the impression it would be a big night for him," a source was quoted by media reports.

But a representative of the rapper has hit out at the claims and said that he was more than happy to perform at the Grammys.

"This is untrue. He was happy to be there and perform with Dre. Voting is voting, and there`s only so much you can do about that," said Eminem`s spokesperson.

PTI