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Video: Eminem vs. Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno'

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Eminem and Sacha Baron Cohen have had their share of success at taking on easy targets. In his songs and videos, Eminem had lashed out at Britney Spears, Moby and Jessica Simpson, among others, and Cohen's personas, be it Borat, Ali G. or Bruno, goad unsuspecting victims into embarrassing, potentially character-damaging moments. Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards, Cohen landed one right in Eminem's face.

In an effort to promote his upcoming July film "Bruno," about the colorfully gay character of the same name, Cohen dropped in -- bottom-side up -- on Eminem on live television. Was Eminem in on the joke? He certainly didn't look pleased, but the rapper is a relatively adept actor.

Eminem fans don't seem to be happy. The initial comments that have been pouring in on an earlier post seem to think MTV was in the wrong, and went too far. Wrote B. Davis, "if that wasn't staged it was sexual assault," and another commenter called it "one of the most pathetic and embarrassing moments in television's history." Another wrote, "What MTV did was just low and they should be ashamed of doing it to a great artist."

Meanwhile, Peg thought Eminem deserved what he got, writing, "
He can get up and rap to insult and humiliate as many people as he can, but can't take it when the tables are turned on him." Another reader wrote, "For someone who finds it funny to disrespect, degrade, and be vulgar towards women, Eminem has little sense of humor when the joke is directed towards him."

After the awards aired, MTV posted the clip online, with a rather choice screen-grab. It's after the jump.

They're calling it an "awkward" moment. We're just wondering if this means Eminem won't be back for the Video Music Awards. But that may have more to do with the summer sales of "Relapse" than Cohen.


-- Todd Martens

Photo credit: Getty Images

 
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Hilarious, cohen is a genius. I think Eminem was in on it to be honest, but the guy obviously can't take a joke, judging by the incident with Triumph a few years back.
Even when Eminem is on talk shows like Kimmel, he has no sense of humor and feels like he has to put on some front that he's all hard when really he is a wimp.
I do think Eminem is a great rapper, but very anti-social and awkward in personal situations.

This did not look staged. Sacha takes pride in doing these types of things to people who are not expecting it. If he did it on purpose to promote his new movie Bruno. I'm not watching it. This was low and uncalled for.

"...one of the most pathetic and embarrassing moments in television's history." It definitely was. I don't watch MTV and never will, only caught the web replay which was sickening. Definitely not funny. Cohen never has been.

I think this was hilarious and I'm glad that someone did this to Eminem. He has a big mouth and he had it coming. How can you say you won't watch the movie and it was low of Sacha? It's not low of Eminem when he makes fun of people and women in a vulgar, offensive way?! When they tables are turned, Eminem sure gets offended easily. Poor baby!

This had to be staged. Or is M&M just that slow. I would have moved out of the way once he was 20 feet above my head.

Y DID THEY DO THAT TO HM........I UNDERSTAND IT WAS A JOKE BUT THEY TOOK IT TO FAR WITH THAT ONE.................FOR ONE DUDE TO DO THAT TO ANOTHER (TEA-BAG)ON NATIONAL TV IS JUST DEAD WRONG..................I WOULD BE EXTREMELY PISSED OFF

I think it's clear that Eminem can dish it, but can't take it, when the arm swings the other way. SBC's re"butt"al of Eminem's hypocrisy was totally brilliant.

Its the end of Eminem! Good for him! He is a trash anyway! It will takes Baron Cohen to put Eminem in disgrace! My, My My I lough soooo hard...it hurts. II STRONGLY BELIEVED THIS IS A CAREER DAMAGING INCIDENTS AND EMINEM WILL NOT RECOVER. MAN....JUST LOOK AT THAT THING WHERE EMINEM WAS......MY GOOD GOD......ITS SOOOOOOO EMBARRASSING. THE HEADLINE SHOULD BE" EMINEM TASTED HIS OWN MEDICINE" "INDEED EMINEM WAS EMINEMED! ANOTHER ONE SHOULD SAY "THE TASTE OF THINGS TO COME" THIS ONE IS HILARIOUS: " THIS ONE IS COCKY" OH! ANOTHER ONE......."EMINEM GOT COCKEYED". THIS ONE IS A GEM: "EMINEM CRACK UNDER PRESSURE" JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJ

Eminem is not that good an actor, I don't care what anyone says. Sascha Baron Cohen is hilarious. He came down pretty fast, so I don't think he could have gotten out of the way. Em was probably miked up because he thought he was going to present an award or something. As far as Eminem goes, it's amazing to me that people still want to believe he's some kind of rap genius or intelligent for that matter. He's about as insightful and mature as 2Live Crew. That's cool, if you're into that. Hip hop isn't meant to be always serious but for someone who makes alot of jokes in his rhymes including fart jokes etc. he doesn't seem to have the great a sense of humor. But then again, maybe he was in on it. I guess he really doesn't mind a man's hairy butt in his face, who knows?

I dont care what Eminem says in his songs because its just words.This is takin it too far.I'd file a lawsuit for sexual harassment.

If you dont think this was staged, and that Em wasnt in on it your really small minded.

Perfect stunt for Ali G and for Em.....its what they both can now use for their next round of assaults that will do nothing more than bring them tons of $$$

Em is the best rapper of all time.....the same can't be said for Sacha

LMAO!!!!!!!! Eminem got punkd!!!!! I believe Aston Kutcher was behind it in some way.

There is NO WAY this was staged! What [straight] grown man--controversial or not--would let another grown man stick his junk in his face? Em could've gotten publicity a number of other ways. Being teabagged on live television is NOT one of them.

Eminem's a baby!

this was hilarious...and sometimes just grow up and admit somethings is funny ...whether you can take it or not...

I have to agree with the editor in chief on this one, being an established artist with as much money as anybody could need, they don't need some idiot dropping down for a ass plant in your face on international TV. I like Ali G, i thought it was hilarious, i think he should have kept that role going, the new characters he's portraying are something you might find funny 20 yrs ago - society has developed too much for his latest characters to be any funny.

Cohen never has been.

The antique store scene in Borat was as funny as anything that has been put to film, ever.

My bum is on your lips, my bum is on your lips and if your lucky you might just give it a little kiss. Eminem can dish it out but he can't take it. He acts like a 13 year old.

HAAHHAAHAH, YOU BUNCHA HATERS (those of you talkin SHHIZZNIT) on Eminem!!! now u know the truth... IT WAS STAGED!!! HE DOES HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR AND IS STILL A KOOL DUDE... TOP 3 RAPPER OF ALL TIME STILL!! NOT CUZ I SAID SO... MTV, BET, HIPHOP SOURCES.. HAVE HIM RANKED THAT HIGH STILL... HE IS LEGIT!! SUCK ON THAT ONE YOU PANSIES WHO HATED ON HIM.

This was staged. Eminem was in on it. Who said eminem has no sense of humor? have you listened to some of his music. He knows when to be serious and when to crack jokes. I can't believe someone called him a wimp. how can you be a wimp and grow up in the real part of Detroit?

Eminem stinks..period. He got what he deserved.. a rear end in the face. All hip hop is a insult to the human inteligence. SOUND LIKE A BUNCH OF FRICKEN CAVEMEN.These are the guys who could never sing. So they say there stupid nursery rymes to a drum machine. Dam frauds.

This is coming from a smooth jazz artist to.

If Mathers was honestly offended by the situation that only makes it funnier!!! He needs to lighten up and stop taking himself so seriously. If it wasn't staged Mathers was probably chosen because of his overly developed sense of self-importance....and that makes me smile. :)

Of course it was staged that was a light reaction from him if he was really mad it was supposed to be funny?

I think Eminem was told about the stunt beforehand and agreed to SBC landing on him ("ha-ha, sure I'll go along") BUT he had NO IDEA about THE WAY SBC was going to land on him. Remember, Eminem wasn't present for the so-called "rehearsal."

It was funny but I bet Eminem was genuinely annoyed. Not "goons kick his az" mad but annoyed by having smell Sascha's family jewels.


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