“Eminem has received death threats from supporters of Osama bin Laden, according to reports.
The video for his new hit single Without Me shows the rap singer making fun of of the terror warlord by wearing a beard and robes and dancing around as “Bin Shady”.
His joke is believed to have offended bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network, and US intelligence agents have informed Eminem that a bounty has been placed on his head.
A source told the Daily Star: “Eminem has had no choice but to take the threat very seriously.
“He’s hired more professional bodyguards to protect him and updated his home’s security system.
“He’s even consulted a specialist in counter-terrorism on what precautions to take.”
The Detroit star has often courted controversy with references to sex, drugs and violence in his songs.
In the past he has been convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and claims to take ecstasy while on stage. “