After reports began to spread online on whether Eminem‘s incident with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was staged or accidental, an MTV writer has broken his silence and addressed the act.
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)
Additional sources have also called the memorable act staged.
Sources close to MTV and Sacha Baron Cohen tell EW that the infamous stunt on the show between Eminem and the Bruno star was staged, with Eminem’s consent and participation. The sources confirm rampant speculation that the rapper simply must have known that the comedian, dressed in a thong and angel’s wings as his flamboyantly gay alter ego Bruno, would fall from a high-wire harness onto the rapper’s lap and straddle his face. (Hollywood Insider)
Following the event, Lil Wayne shared his reaction to the incident.
“Typical, like you know, I was expecting the unexpected,” Weezy said in an interview following the ceremony. “Basically, and…I didn’t understand it, but it was cool.” (MTV)
Em found himself becoming the center of attention when a half-dressed Cohen randomly landed on his lap during the show.
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)
Eminem has yet to publicly address the situation.
Check out the video that caused the controversy below: