The Michigan native showed up at the 44th District Court to waive a preliminary hearing on charges that he illegally possessed and brandished a concealed weapon outside a stereo shop.

His brief appearance was enough to satisfy dozens of fans who turned out.

“He seemed like he was a nice guy,” said Jennifer Juarez, 16, who got to the courthouse at 4 a.m. for the 9 a.m. hearing.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is accused of displaying asemiautomatic pistol June 3 during an argument with a fellow rapper. Hours later, MacombCounty prosecutors say, he allegedly assaulted a man in a nightclub lot after seeing the man kisshis wife, Kimberly.