Eminem has decided to put his boxing film Southpaw on hold so that he could instead focus on recording new music.

According to Detroit Free Press, Em decided to put the flick on the backburner so that he could focus on his music career. “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,” said Dennis Dennehy, executive vice president of marketing and publicity at Interscope Records. “What I’m told is when the film does get made, the plan is that the bulk of it will be shot in Michigan. That was always the understanding.”

Em initially applied for $8.9 million in Michigan film incentives, estimating its in-state spending around $30.7 million. The application was then withdrawn over a “talent issue.”

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