Oh they had us all fooled… Eminem can take a joke really; apparently the gag that Sacha Baron Cohen pulled at the MTV Movie Awards last weekend wasn’t on the Slim Shady star at all, it was on all of us – the stunt was a massive set-up.
Audience members and TV viewers were left stunned when Baron Cohen’s onscreen alter ego Bruno fell from the roof of the Universal Ampitheater onto Eminem’s lap – face first. The rapper was heard flipping out before storming out of the show, accompanied by his entourage.
The general consensus was that Eminem knew nothing about the joke and his response was real – but now MTV’s head writer has come forward to confess he was in on it all along.
“Yes, the Eminem-Bruno incident was staged. They rehearsed it at dress (rehearsal) and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show,” Scott Aukerman wrote on his blog.
I just wouldn’t get too close to Marshall Mathers’s groin on the street – he might not take the joke quite so well second time…