‘8 Mile’ Actor Nashawn Breedlove Who Battled Eminem Died From Fentanyl and Cocaine Overdose


Breedlove played the character Lotto in 8 Mile, where he went up against Eminem’s B-Rabbit. During their face-off, Lotto drops off one of his most famous lines, saying he’s “gotta murder that dude from Leave It to Beaver. B-Rabbit later demolishes Lotto with a freestyle over Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones, Part II” instrumental.

Prior to playing Lotto, Breedlove was known as the rapper Ox, and was featured on the soundtrack of the 2001 cult classic The Wash, starring Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.

At the time of Breedlove’s death, his son, 22-year-old Zaak shared a tribute to his father on Instagram: “RIP to my Father, The Legend of Hip Hop,” he wrote.