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2013-09-24 18:30
Los Angeles - Eminem's childhood home is up for auction with a $1 minimum bid.

The Not Afraid rapper grew up in the bungalow - which was used as the cover art for his third album The Marshall Mathers LP - in east Detroit, and it is one of more than twelve properties left abandoned in the area.

According to Detroit Free Press the home - now owned by the Michigan Land Bank - was bought by the 40-year-old star's mother Deborah Mathers in 1987 for $19 900 when she agreed to pay the owners $3 000 down and $220 a month.

The deed was passed to Eminem seven years later, and he immediately signed it over to Ann Investment - it has since changed hands before it was foreclosed for non-payment of taxes in 2001.

Local property owner Rhonda Brown has expressed her wish for the musician to help restore the home to its former glory.

She said: "It's sad to see things like this, especially when you made it successful.

"My little coins, I put together and try to give back. Why can't millionaires ... do that? One or two of us is not going to work.

"We need a load full of people who still have passion, still have love for Detroit."

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