Eminem Thrilled With Bruno Prank04 June 2009
Eminem has confirmed he knew about Sacha Baron Cohen's butt-thrusting stunt at the MTV Movie Awards and admits he is "thrilled" with the worldwide stir it has caused.
Eminem Thrilled With Bruno Prank
The rapper has confirmed the pair planned the hilarious prank - which saw Sacha's scantily-clad alter-ego Bruno, a gay Austrian fashion reporter, wrap his legs around Eminem's head and push his bare buttocks into his face - and insists it has worked out better than they could have imagined.
The 'Stan' hitmaker - who stormed out of the event in fake disgust - revealed: "I'm thrilled that we pulled this off, even better than we rehearsed. It had so many people going 'nuts' so to speak. Everyone was blowing up about it.
"After the ceremony I went back to my hotel and laughed uncontrollably for about three hours. Especially after I saw it air."
Eminem says Sacha asked him to participate in the stunt a few weeks ago and he had no hesitations about saying yes.
The hip-hop star explained: "Sacha 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."
According to reports, Paris Hilton had been asked to be part of the prank at the ceremony - which was held at the Gibson Amphitheatre, in Universal City, California, on Sunday night (31.05.09) - but refused.