Eminem, Sacha Baron Cohen

Eminem is confirming that his surprise run-in with Brüno at the MTV Movie Awards was a pre-arranged stunt.

"Sacha [Baron Cohen] called me when we were in Europe and he had an idea to do something outrageous at the Movie Awards," he told RapRadar.com. "I'm a big fan of his work so I agreed to get involved with the gag."

In their staged Sunday gag, a thong-clad, be-winged Brüno was lowered — thong-first — onto Eminem's face. The music artist appeared to get angry and stormed out of the auditorium.

Eminem enjoyed being the butt of the joke: "It had so many people going 'nuts' so to speak," he said. "Everyone was blowing me up about it. After the ceremony I went back to my hotel and laughed uncontrollably for about three hours."

Both stars have new projects to promote. Cohen's new movie, Brüno, opens July 10, while Eminem's new album, Relapse, was released May 19.

What did you think of the incident? Inspired performance art, homophobic stunt or just plain hilarious?

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