Eminem’s Michael Jackson Costume Up for Auction
Ever wanted to get your hands on some Eminem memorabilia? Well, now you can. As of Monday, several costumes from the Detroit rapper's music videos are up for auction. Among the most sought after pieces is the Michael Jackson inspired costume Em wore in the 2004 video for 'Just Lose It.'
The outfit, which consists of a red sequenced jacket, black hat and signature single glove, garnered Em a lot of flack as he reenacted Jackson's hair catching on fire during a 1984 Pepsi commercial. The now deceased King of Pop was not amused by the depiction calling the skit "outrageous and disrespectful." BET also banned the video from airing on their network. Bidding for the outfit began at $6,000.
No stranger to controversy, Em is known for poking fun at celebrities in his videos. Among his other targets have included Jessica Simpson, Sarah Palin and Kim Kardashian.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Rock and Roll Pop Art Auction. The yearly auction includes items musicians like Jimmy Hendrix, Paul McCartney and Run-DMC. Interested buyers can place their bids until Augst 5 and must visit www.gottahaverockandroll.com for more information.