Eminem Cops To Bruno Stunt

If you need more proof that Sunday night’s incident at the MTV Movie Awards involving Sacha Baron Cohen sticking his bare butt in Eminem’s face was a well-planned gag, the Real Slim Shady has your final answer.

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Sacha Baron Cohen lands on Eminem during the MTV Movie Awards.

Em told RapRadar.com everything about the stunt was rehearsed, including the rapper’s indignation and anger when Cohen, appearing in his “Bruno” character and flying across the Gibson Amphitheatre’s audience while suspended by wires, appeared to collide with something on the ceiling and fell, ass-up, into Eminem’s lap, giving the rapper an extreme close-up of Cohen’s buttocks.

“Sacha called me when we were in Europe and he had an idea to do something outrageous at the Movie Awards.” Eminem told RapRadar.com “I’m a big fan of his work so I agreed to get involved with the gag.”

Eminem said that, after the stunt with Cohen, he went back to his hotel room and laughed for three hours. And laughed some more when he watched the entire incident on playback.

“I’m thrilled that we pulled this off better than we rehearsed it,” said the rapper.

There were rumblings the event was staged almost as soon as Em walked out of the Gibson. Despite the supposed equipment problem that resulted in Cohen landing upside down in Eminem’s lap, the comedian never seemed to be in any real danger and maintained his Bruno character through the entire incident.

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Eminem, left, and Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as the character Bruno, pose together the day before the MTV Music Awards.

Plus, MTV Awards head writer Scott Aukerman acknowledged on his own blog that the incident was a fully rehearsed stunt.

And now Em has copped to being in on the gag from the start. All we can say is well-played, Em. Well-played.

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