(aka Marshall Mathers III) has been sentenced to two years probation for carrying a concealed weapon, Reuters
reports. The controversial rapper initially faced up to five years behind bars after he pled guilty to pistol-whipping a man who kissed his estranged wife, Kim Mathers
, outside of a Detroit club. "I consider probation to be punishment," said Eminem's judge, Antonio Viviano
. "I don't think it's a lark, and I don't think it's a slap on the wrist." No doubt breathing a sigh of relief, Eminem said: "I'm just glad to get this over with, to get this behind me and spend time with my little girl and make music."