Eminem Admits Bruno Stunt Was a Hoax
Eminem is putting all the speculation to rest, admitting that he was in on the Bruno stunt. The Detroit native, who stormed out of Sunday's MTV Movie Awards says that it was all rehearsed. "Sacha called me when we were in Europe and he had an idea to do something outrageous at the Movie Awards," the rapper said in a recent interview. "I'm a big fan of his work so I agreed to get involved with the gag.
Comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as his latest movie character Bruno, descended from the ceiling wearing a white thong and landed face to back-side with Em. "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." The rapper also stated that after leaving the show, he went back to his hotel room and "laughed uncontrollably for three hours."
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Following the skit many viewers and attendees were stunned igniting three-days of much needed publicity for the show, which received its highest ratings in five years. Additionally, the skit provided added anticipation for Cohen's new movie 'Bruno,' which hits theaters in July. In the film Cohen plays a homosexual "fashionista" who goes across the country doing odd jobs and interviewing unsuspecting members of the fashion industry. Much like his successful 'Borat' film, Cohen plays off people's uncomfortable and often angry reactions to his antics.
Em is still riding high on the success of his 'Relapse' album. The record topped the Billboard charts for the second week in a row, selling over 200,000 units. In just two weeks 'Relapse' stands at 820,400 albums sold and is on par to become another monster success for the rapper. He is scheduled to release another album later this year.