Eminem has come clean, saying that he knew what was in store when the semi-naked comedian Sacha Baron Cohen crash-landed on him at the MTV Movie Awards television broadcast on Sunday.
Eminem stormed out of the awards ceremony after Baron Cohen, in the role of the main character from his new movie, 'Bruno,' landed on his lap after a flying mishap, leaving the audience wondering if the rapper really was furious or if it was a stunt.
The rapper told website RapRadar.com that he knew full well what was about to happen and that it was all staged, right down to his disgust when Baron Cohen, clad in white feather wings and a jockstrap, landed face down in his lap.
"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."
Eminem said he went back to his hotel after storming out of the show and laughed for three hours.
The incident quickly became the most talked-about highlight of a live two-hour television show that pushed the boundaries of taste and language.