At the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by SNL comedy-genius Andy Samberg, British-Iranian Sacha Baron Cohen “sat” on controversial rapper, Eminem’s face!
Hung from the ceiling, Bruno flew in strapped in wires chanting, “Ich bin Bruno.”
As he was seemingly headed towards the stage at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA, Bruno (Sacha’s latest outlandish movie character) hit a bump and landed on Eminem’s lap, upside down.
Enimen and his bodyguards then started to beat Bruno and swing him around before they stormed out and left the awards show.
It seems odd to us that Eminem, who makes fun of practically everyone, would take such offense. Sure, it was really awkward what Sacha/Bruno did, but Eminem’s reaction just made us like him less. Celebrity ego is a phenomenon we don’t care to dissect, but if you want to sell records, you may want to consider not taking yourself so seriously.
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UPDATE: Eminem was “in” on the prank. In a new interview with RapRadar he says, “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. I’m thrilled that we pulled this off better than we rehearsed it.”
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