When Sacha Baron Cohen plunged into Eminem's lap wearing only a pair of wings and a thong at the MTV awards the rapper appeared to take umbridge and stalked out of the ceremony venue. Now, however, he's confirmed he was in on the prank all along.
Eminem, who left the audience after the British comic - in his Bruno persona - landed face down in his lap, revealed: "I'm thrilled we pulled this off better than we rehearsed."
"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."
He was so convincing many people were certain his exit from the event was the real deal.
"After the ceremony I went back to my hotel and laughed uncontrollably for about three hours," the 8 Mile star revealed. "Especially after I saw it on air"
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