Well, it’s a question everyone in our office asked. Was rapper Eminem in on the MTV VMAs joke last night? Em may have gotten more than what was bargained for when Brüno (Sasha Baron Cohen) made a “surprise” pit stop in the rapper’s lap, showing him what’s on his mind.
Watch the clip decide for yourself and sound off. Our theory is that Eminem was in on the joke because it had to be rehearsed but he wasn’t made aware of just how much of Brüno’s assets he’d be exposed to.
UPDATE: Insiders are revealing that producer Mark Burnett cleared the prank with Eminem beforehand. Other sources are also reporting that Eminem wasn’t even MTV’s first choice for the pre-panned skit. In fact, turns out Paris Hilton was the first choice.
UPDATE 2: In an interview with Rap Radar Eminem finally stated that he was indeed in on the joke. He stated “Sacha called me when we were in Europe and he had an idea to do something outrageous at the Movie Awards,” he continued, “I’m a big fan of his work, so I agreed to get involved with the gag….After the ceremony I went back to my hotel and laughed uncontrollably for about three hours. Especially after I saw it on air.”