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Eminem’s surprise Pool of London gig

London SE1 website team

Rapper Eminem performed two songs from his latest album on board HMS Belfast on Friday, allegedly sparking panic in the French secret service.

The French Navy frigate Tourville was moored alongside HMS Belfast as an emergency bolthole for Jacques Chirac during his brief visit to the UK.

According to The Sun, the French secret service was less than thrilled by the prospect of the controversial rapper drawing a crowd to the Pool of London.

Fans queued for hours in the cold to obtain a wristband for free entry to the historic warship.

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