The Stan hitmaker was approached by 50 Cent with a proposal for a crime film in which the two hip-hop stars would play rival gang leaders in Eminem's adopted hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

However, the rapper astonished his pal by turning down the offer because he wanted a script more reminiscent of controversial 1979 street gangs movie The Warriors.

50 Cent tells Q magazine, "It was a film where we were supposed to be playing two guys from different sides of the tracks. I'm like the head of this gang in Detroit and he's the head of another gang. His thing was he didn't like to leave Detroit... So I said, 'Hey, they want to give you eight million dollars to do it and we don't have to leave Detroit, so you can go home every night!'

"He read the synopsis and was like, 'It's cool but we should do something like The Warriors.' I said, 'The Warriors? What the f**k, Em? The Warriors? Did you just hear me say they want to give you eight million dollars and you don't have to leave Detroit?' He didn't give a f**k."