Eminem — I Was NOT Lip-Syncing, But …

Exclusive 1104-eminem-getty-snlEminem is claiming he didn”t pull an Ashlee Simpson on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend … our sources has learned.

A rep for the rapper tells us Em was not lip-syncing during his performance of “Berzerk” … but does admit he was using a vocal track underneath his live vocals.

Translation: live mic+vocal track = vocal help. Yes, technically …it”s not lip-syncing, but it”s pretty damn close.

The rep adds, “He just likes this sound and if you listen to his albums they are done the same way.”

Guilty conscience