At the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, Brüno shocked the celebrity-filled audience, viewers at home and — apparently — Eminem himself when he dropped from the rafters of the Gibson Amphitheatre via wires and landed on the rapper, with his bare butt just inches from Eminem’s face.
Eminem spoke with RapRadar.com about the incident in an article posted on Wednesday (June 3).
“Sacha [Baron Cohen, a.k.a. Brüno ] called me when we were in Europe and he had an idea to do something outrageous at the Movie Awards. I’m a big fan of his work so I agreed to get involved with the gag,” Em said. “I’m thrilled that we pulled this off better than we rehearsed it. It had so many people going ’nuts,’ so to speak. Everyone was blowing me up about it.”
Asked where he went after he stormed out of the theater, Eminem said, “After the ceremony I went back to my hotel and laughed uncontrollably for about three hours. Especially after I saw it on-air.”
The MC also addressed reports that surfaced Wednesday that his hotel room was robbed on Sunday night while he was at the awards, and lost a $60,000 necklace and his laptop.
“The only thing was that I lost a Nike watch that we were looking for,” he said. “The rest it is made up, like half the other stuff out there.”
Eminem also talked about his surprise performance with Jay-Z in Los Angeles on Monday night, which saw both MCs performing solo sets and teaming up for their collaboration “Renegade.”
“I love performing with Jay,” he said. “It’s the third time we’ve done the song together live and it’s always fun. It was an honor to share the stage with him again and to work with his band.”