Eminem, Sacha Baron Cohen

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Looks like 8 Mile wasn't an accident—that Eminem kid can really act.

The real Slim Shady is in full back-patting mode, letting the world know that he willingly was the butt of Sacha Baron Cohen's joke at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards ceremony.

"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 tells RapRadar. "I'm thrilled that we pulled this off better than we rehearsed it."

Cohen, in the guise of his flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter Brüno, and sporting angel wings and a hardly there thong, was carried by harness over the audience. Then he plunged ass-first into the rapper, who in turned stormed out of the venue and retreated to his trailer.

Many viewers and reporters thought Eminem had been punk'd, especially given his checkered relationship with homosexuality.

But E! Online's Marc Malkin immediately reported that the bit had been rehearsed, and the following day the show's head writer, Scott Aukerman, admitted as much on his blog, confessing that "the Eminem-Brüno incident was staged.

Brüno, Cohen's follow up to Borat, hits theaters July 10.


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