News: Eminem Robbed At Los Angeles Hotel, Over $60K In Valuables
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2009 8:04AM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem was reportedly robbed earlier this week from his California hotel room for over $60,000 in valuables.
The incident reportedly took place Sunday (May 31) night.
Eminem is not having a good week. The Michigan-born rapper had thousands of dollars worth of items stolen from his Los Angeles hotel room on Sunday night, including a $60K diamond necklace and his personal laptop. Thankfully, Em's new album, Relapse, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart - selling a whopping 608,000 copies in its first week - so he'll have the funds to recover what he lost. (New York Daily News)
The robbery occurred on the same night of Em's infamous "Bruno" controversy at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
Eminem apparently has flown the coop from the MTV Movie Awards after a close encounter with Sacha Baron Cohen when, in character as flamboyant fashion reporter "Bruno," Baron Cohen flew in above Sunday's award show audience on a wire and in a pair of feathery white wings and his rear end mostly exposed. But the comedian crashed into an overhead obstacle, and he was lowered into the audience, right into Eminem's lap, his bare hindquarters in the rapper's face. Eminem seemed visibly upset at the mishap. Or was it a joke he was in on? The rapper stormed out with his entourage in tow with cameras rolling. (Associated Press)
Despite the unexpected event, MTV writer Scott Aukerman wrote via his blog and called the incident a pre-planned stunt.
Scott Aukerman, one of the writers for the awards show, is quoted as confirming in a post on his blog, "Yes, the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged. That's all anyone wants to talk about, so let's get it out of the way. They rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show then. Okay, you can stop reading this blog now!" the post read further. However, the post has since been taken down for unknown reason. (Ace Showbiz)
Aside from his robbery, both Em and Jay-Z performed together the following night.
In a historic moment for hip-hop, two of the greatest that ever did it, Eminem and Jay-Z, took the stage together at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Monday. The private concert was thrown by video game maker Activision to announce DJ Hero, the hip-hop version of the best-selling video game Guitar Hero, due this October. (Rap-Up)
No further information has been released on who is responsible for Em's robbery.