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Eminem Confesses: I Was In On the MTV Prank


Oh, MTV. Nobody beats you in scripting reality TV. Eminem’s onstage encounter with Sacha Baron Cohen that’s had everyone talking since MTV’s Movie Awards was about as legit as the “surprise appearance” by The Hills‘ Lauren Conrad at Heidi and Spencer’s wedding.

First came the post on Tumblr where Movie Awards head writer Scott Aukerman admitted the incident was staged. The post was subsequently removed, but now the rapper himself has officially settled the matter.

“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,” Eminem told RapRadar. “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.”

And as for the rumors that Eminem’s hotel room got robbed while he was at the show? “The only thing was that I lost a Nike watch that we were looking for,” he clarified. “The rest it is made-up like half the other stuff out there.”