Eminem’s return to the big screen in a leading role, for the first time since his starring role in 8 Mile, for a boxing movie titled Southpaw has been put on hold for the superstar rapper to concentrate on his music.

Eminem spokesman, Dennis Dennehy, gave a statement on Em putting his starring role in Southpaw on hold:

“He’s focusing on his music right now, so while he’s doing that, while he’s in that space, he wanted to put this on hold for the time being.”

Southpaw’s plot revolves around a welterweight boxer battling to put his life and career back together.

There is no time frame when Southpaw will get back on track and begin shooting.