Saturday, September 7, 2013

Eminem gives whacked-out interview on ESPN's 'Saturday Night Football' (VIDEO)

The rarely seen Eminem appeared on ESPN's "Saturday Night Football" to offer a sneak peek of his video for new single "Berzerk" that will introduce the show every week — and might now wish he stayed in hiding.

A bugged out-looking (see GIF below) Eminem — or Marshall Mathers as he was called — appeared with announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit in the booth during halftime of the Notre Dame-Michigan game. The interview got off to an awkward start when the trio discussed the making of the video — and the exchanges had Herbstreit rolling his eyes. But even hip old Brent knew that the bearded guy in the video clip was music producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin and and that knowledge seemed to put the "uncomfortable" Mathers at ease —sort of.

Musburger asked the die-hard Lions fan if the team would cover the 4 1/2-point spread against the Vikings Sunday, but the zonked rapper didn't want to "jinx" his hometown Detroit team and just said they would win.

At the end of the interview a genuinely humbled Mathers awkwardly told Musburger that he was honored to be in the same booth as the veteran sportscaster and would put him on his fantasy football announcers team along with the late Pat Summerall, John Madden and Al Michaels. He even showed Herbstreit "much respect" and told him, "You're great too."

It was all a little bizarre and surreal from the start but the spacy "8 Mile" star showed that he's a pretty knowledgeable fan of football —or at least the guys who broadcast them.


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