Eminem spotted in Wellington ahead of Rapture 2019

Eminem has arrived in Wellington ahead of the New Zealand leg of his Rapture 2019 tour, which will see 45,000 fans pack Westpac Stadium.

Stuff cameras snapped the 'My Name Is' hitmaker at Wellington Airport on Thursday night after he arrived on a private jet at around 11pm.

Four committed fans waited outside to try and get a glimpse of the real Slim Shady, according to Stuff, but he was whisked away in a convoy of three SUVs.

Fans are already speculating online about which five-star hotel Eminem might be staying at, but the famously elusive rapper is likely to try and keep a low profile during his visit.

The 'Rap God' will play one sold-out show only in Aotearoa, his first ever in the capital on Saturday. The 45,000-strong crowd is set to break attendance records for Westpac Stadium.

It's the first time Eminem has visited New Zealand since releasing his controversial album Kamikaze and engaging in a high-profile feud with rival rapper Machine Gun Kelly.