The Detroit Free Press reports that a capacity crowd of about 2,000 people filled Fellowship Chapel on Wednesday to mourn D12 rapper Proof. People waited in lines that wrapped around the church to get into the scheduled 11 a.m. service, which started about 45 minutes late to accommodate the crowd’s entry. Among those in attendance were Eminem, 50 Cent, Obie Trice, D12 members Bizarre, Kuniva, Kon Artis and Swift, and Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg. Visibly worn out, Eminem broke down in tears when speaking. “He taught me how to be a leader,” Eminem said. “I’m sure everybody who has ever met him, even just once, can testify to the fact that he illuminated a room when he walked in it. I believe that Proof loved people and people loved him. He was a magnet. He lured you in. You wanted to learn about him, follow his swagger. Without Proof, there would be no Eminem, no Slim Shady, no D12.”
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