Eminem Buying Neverland? Nope ... But Never Say Never
Can you imagine Eminem cleaning out his closet -- and his giraffe pen, his carousel, his go-kart racetrack and his video game arcade?
US Weekly reported in this week's issue that Eminem is considering purchasing Michael Jackson's sprawling, carnival-like Neverland Ranch (see [article id="1484430"]"Jackson Fans Binge On Candy, Slurpees, Ice Cream At Neverland"[/article]), but on Wednesday (February 18) Em's camp dismissed the piece.
The magazine cites a source who claims Marshall Mathers is sick of cold Detroit winters and is looking for a nice area in which to raise his daughter, Hailie Jade. Several other media outlets, including television shows like "Access Hollywood," have also run with the story.
"We don't see him leaving Detroit anytime soon," the rapper's spokesperson told MTV News, playfully adding, "But you never know."
Jackson moved out of the 2,700-acre property, located 90 miles north of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara County, after his recent legal troubles (see [article id="1484409"]"Michael Jackson Pleads Not Guilty To Child-Molestation Charges"[/article]), though the property has been on the market for many months. The Santa Barbara County Assessor's Office reported last year that the value of Neverland Ranch is $12.2 million, though Jackson had it listed for close to $50 million.