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Eminem/Bruno Stunt Was Staged (Duh)

Eminem/Bruno Stunt Was Staged (Duh)

Sacha Baron Cohen (as his alter ego, gay Austrian journalist Bruno) landing nearly butt-naked on Eminem‘s face at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards was all planned, sources reveal.

MTV Movie Awards writer Scott Aukerman reveals, “Yes, the Eminem-Bruno incident was staged. They rehearsed it at dress [rehearsal] and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show.”

“That was staged!,” actress Taraji P. Henson, who helped introduce Eminem‘s performance at the show, told USA Today. “Do you really think it wasn’t? They would not put a man’s naked (butt) in Eminem‘s face and not let him know. Come on! They’re not stupid. When something crazy didn’t jump off, I was like, ‘Oh, OK! He knew!’

Life & Style reports that producer Mark Burnett cleared the prank with the rapper beforehand. Eminem was actually Burnett‘s second choice after heiress Paris Hilton, who obviously declined to participate.

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47 Responses to “Eminem/Bruno Stunt Was Staged (Duh)”

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  1. 1
    bad kisser Says:

    I knew it I knew it I knew it

  2. 2
    ANNIE Says:

    i still don’t believe it. I need Eminem to confirm that. Something still smells a little fishy, and it ain’t the fishsticks i ate for lunch…

  3. 3
    ihavenolife Says:

    oh it’s way funnier with eminem since he’s a dude. and one with a tough guy image at that.

  4. 4
    Lucas Says:

    the only thing dumber than Bruno, this lame gag and the folks don’t believe it was staged (hello FCC) is that it is being so over reported like it is some big great thing.

  5. 5
    mertz Says:


    AND YET PEOPLE LOST THEIR **** OVER IT (ALA TRAVIS BARKER’S TWITTER) AND ALSO CHECK THE OVER 200 COMMENTS ON JARED’S PREVIOUS THREAD. GOSH. i can’t believe how popular mtv, sacha and mathers are and yet people couldn’t figure that this was staged. gosh. this is the age of gotcha politics and reality tv…you would think people would learn to question thing.

  6. 6
    mertz Says:


    no dude who grows up with a hood mentality would sit down for that at all. also the comments were unecessary and pushing on vile. now do em and universal a favour and go buy his record or go and see bruno when it comes out. any one of those would be appreciated. stage mother f’ers. eat your sh*t.

    i mean what was the big deal. if you were bagged by bruno, wouldn’t you be honoured? i would…and i’m not even famous. love these dudes. i think that (thankyou for saving me from more zefron), jonah hill, andy, uhm eminem’s performance, kol, was my favourtie parts of the show. hahaha. oh sh*t, and kristen stewart dropping the popcorn before i forget. thanks mtv for the otherwise suck show. oh and aziz ansari (love the dude. go and see his standup or follow him on twitter).

  7. 7
    mertz Says:

  8. 8
    lisa Says:

    Still thought it was unfunny and rude.

  9. 9

    NO SHAT!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. 10
    mertz Says:

    yeah. em would make a pretty good poker player (lol at joan rivers), but his eyes would reveal his hand.

  11. 11
    mickey Says:

    Wow, I didn’t see that coming.

  12. 12
    Saudia Says:

    LOL wow Eminem’s reaction was priceless! Too bad it was staged .. oh well. Was the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a long time .. soo good job MTV !!

  13. 13
    jdub Says:

    ok. but if it was staged then why didnt they bleep out when eminem said “you get this mother-effer off me!”

  14. 14
    Erica Says:

    Taraji looks sooooo cute with her new haircut! Love it!

  15. 15
    Silvina Says:

    How do people think it wasn’t real?! Eminem is the world’s crappiest actor and they so NO WAY that MTV would shoot Eminem walking out and angry if it wasn’t fake, they would not want that publicity. Seriously people!

  16. 16
    mertz Says:

    dude’s em was mic’d, and i heard most of all the cursing that went was on the show because mtv didn’t act fast enough to bleep sh*t. i think they like paying for fines. anyways it was fake and it was funny.

  17. 17
    Gigohead Says:

    It was the most funniest thing I’ve seen!!

    I was in tears for most of yesterday.

  18. 18
    Nope Says:

    Anyone who believes that was not staged is far too gullible. MTV has your number and that’s sad :(

  19. 19
    heather Says:

    sure, sure it was staged! can you say backtracking, so douche eminem doesn’t look like such a douche? sure ya can!

  20. 20
    Christian Says:

    was it really staged or is mtv just trying to cover up their tracks and not cause a controversy. somthing smells fishy and it damn sure isn’t my feet!

  21. 21
    miss alpea Says:

    What we have here is an extreme PR push by MTV to save face and keep things cool with Eminem. Yes, the overall event was obviously staged but there is no way Em knew it would play out like this with Bruno’s fine butt in his face. Seriously, Bruno couldn’t have landed on a more deserving homophobe!

  22. 22
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    i knew it was staged between mtv and sacha
    but i thought em had no idea
    honestly he acted pretty good, i thought he was genuinely pissed off
    honestly i didnt think it was that funny, i really hate bruno, love borat but hate him

  23. 23
    LuckyL Says:

    Sorry, Eminem did NOT know how NAKED this bast*** was going to be! lol You left that part out Jared!

  24. 24
    JustErica Says:

    I’m with Annie. Eminem say something. I think they are covering this up for Sasha. When really it’s not that big of a deal. Just don’t let it happen again.

  25. 25
    madam ex Says:

    I dont believe he knew the extent of it. I need to hear it from him or his peeps.

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