While we previously reported that Eminem is currently preparing the release of The Way I Am, his first autobiographical book, the rapper's publicist at Interscope Records has issued a statement about the state of the true state of the book:

"While there is a book in the works from Eminem in which he details certain aspects of his personal and professional life, the book is still in the process of being written and edited. There is no firm release date scheduled, although it is anticipated to arrive in the latter part of this year. The news about the project today came from the UK publisher, who is not involved in the day-to-day editing or creation of the book. It's unfortunate that someone who does not have intimate knowledge of the book felt compelled to jump the gun on announcing it by delivering partial and inaccurate information."

Check back with us for updates on Eminem's upcoming book as they emerge.