Who is Matthew David Hughes? Here's the home invader who told Eminem he was there to 'kill him'
The man accused of breaking into Eminem’s home in Michigan has confessed that he was there to kill the rapper. The man has been identified as Matthew David Hughes and he revealed his intentions to a cop who then spilled the beans in the latest court proceedings.
According to Page Six, the Detroit Free Press revealed that Clinton Township cop Adam Hamstock, a police officer who had responded to the invasion, has testified in court. The cop revealed that when Eminem asked 27-year-old Hughes why he was there, he told the rapper that he was there to kill him. The incident happened on April 5, 2020. The man reportedly slipped past the security and managed to break into the house located in Clinton Township, Michigan. Eminem woke up to find the man standing behind him. He initially thought it was his nephew but it turned out to be Hughes, Hackstock said.
According to Detroit Free Press, the cop revealed to the court that when he arrived at the gated community of the Clinton Township, he saw the security guard wrestling with Hughes on the ground. Hughes muttered the word "friend" and said that he lived in the area. The cop added that he spoke to the ‘Lose Yourself' hit-maker for more than an hour after Hughes was detained. It was also revealed that Eminem told him he had escorted the intruder through a TV area, game room and basketball court to an exit out of the house. The cop added that the home invader wasn’t carrying any weapon.
The news spread like wildfire on Twitter. Fans of the 47-year-old Grammy-winning artist took to Twitter to speak on the matter. One fan said, "Within the last 2 months Intruder broke into Eminem’s house, # RIPEminem was trending worldwide, And now there’s a testimony saying the intruder wanted to kill Marshall. CAN WE GET HIM OUT OF 2020.”
Within the last 2 months— Zachary Mewborn (@zacharymewborn2) September 9, 2020
• Intruder broke into Eminem’s house
• # RIPEminem was trending worldwide
• And now there’s a testimony saying the intruder wanted to kill Marshall
CAN WE GET HIM OUT OF 2020
One social media user said, “There is no way the intruder in Eminem's house was paid to take Eminem out. The guy is unprofessional af if he's a hitman.”
There is no way the intruder in Eminem's house was paid to take Eminem out. The guy is unprofessional af if he's a hitman— Mesnata ☆ (@MesnataShady) September 9, 2020
One fan said, “I thought it said Eminem was there to kill the intruder my bad. Ayo intruder.”
I thought it said Eminem was there to kill the intruder my bad.— Zonzavier Hondae (@zonzaehon) September 9, 2020
Ayo intruder pic.twitter.com/0oBj6Z5E1r
Another fan posted, “Man if this was 2002, Eminem would've been dropped a song about the intruder.”
man if this was 2002, Eminem would've been dropped a song about the intruder.— GRAVITY CAN'T HOLD ME DOWN NO MORE. 🌐 (@mirikazizi) September 9, 2020
Eminem has not appeared in the court yet but the judge feels there is sufficient cause to move forward with the trial.
Hughes faces charges for first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property. He is currently being held on $50,000 cash bond. If the published reports are to be believed, Hughes might be suffering from mental issues. It was earlier revealed that the man had been keeping an eye on Eminem’s house for long before finally breaking in.