Eminem made a stop by the ESPN booth to visit with announcers Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger on Saturday night during the Notre Dame-Michigan game and it was as awkward as you could imagine.
The rapper's new song "Berzerk" was announced as the feature song for ESPN's Saturday Night Football series, and after a preview of his video played at halftime, Eminem joined Musburger and Herbstreit for a question and answer session. Though judging by the look on his face when Musburger introduced him – and Herbstreit's ensuing reaction – it's debatable whether or not Eminem was ready. Check out the first 20 seconds of the video and try not to laugh.
After the video was played, Musburger's question about Rick Rubin woke Eminem up from his stupor (slumber? oblivion?). The rapper was seemingly aware of how uncomfortable he must've looked at the start of the segment, saying "live TV freaks me out a little bit." Still, he was forced to stay in the booth for another segment after a commercial break could have mercifully cut it short.
And yes, if you're wondering, Musburger, famous for his on-air references to point spreads, did ask Eminem about gambling. Give the video above a look, and we dare you to only watch it just once.
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