Eminem rarely does press, and even fewer live appearances, so it was more than a little surprising when he showed up on ESPN’s “Saturday Night Football” live halftime show on Saturday.
To help promote the rapper’s new single and video, “Berzerk,” he visited ESPN hosts Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit on their live show. The promotional stunt may have backfired, though, as Eminem delivered a downright bizarre appearance, seeming slightly confused, with blank, staring eyes and his mouth hanging open. He then proceeded to tell the hosts that “nothing” about his forthcoming new album “Marshall Mathers LP 2″ excites him. “I’ll probably be most excited to just be done with it,” he said.
The rapper eventually seemed to relax, as Musburger asked him questions about his music, the likelihood of his song becoming the theme for “Saturday Night Football” and the Detroit native was able to talk about his love of the Detroit Lions. Eminem then noted the rather obvious understatement, “Live TV freaks me out a little bit.”
“Marshall Mathers LP 2″ is due out Nov. 5.
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