Sure it was planned, sure it was MTV, but to see Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as gay Austrian fashion guru Brüno, fly down from the ceiling and land on Eminem’s lap with his crotch in his face, all while Eminem’s homo-hating, Neanderthal masters like Dr. Dre scuttle and scatter about, not having a clue how to react, is still comedy gold.
There’s long been a doth-protest-too-much air to hip-hop’s obsessive gay bashing, and rumors have swirled almost from the beginning about Eminem’s real sexual leanings, in spite of (or because of) all the hate he and his pimps like Dre spew toward the gay community. But leave it to Sacha Baron Cohen to put it so outrageously in Eminem’s and his posse’s faces.
Misogynistic and homophobic rap and hip hop have mercifully been dying off for a while now. But they can't die off soon enough and, with this genius bit, Sacha Baron Cohen my have just put the final nail in these douchbags.