Rap star 50 CENT has rubbished reports Eminem is retiring from music, as he insists he will be touring with the hip-hop impresario as soon as possible.

CANDY SHOP star 50 Cent has been in close contact with Eminem, who is currently in rehab for a sleeping pill addiction, and he's confident the troubled rapper will be back in the studio when he recovers.

He says, "I don't know how long it will be before Em is back up again, but if it's up to me another tour will happen.

"I'll take my schedule and push it around so that when he's coming back we're both coming back together.

"Eminem is going to make more music. Trust me. He'll be back in the studios as soon as he's physically up to it.

"I've been in touch with him and he's doing better."