One day after storming out of the MTV Movie Awards after Sacha Baren Cohen made him the butt of a joke, Eminem performed in concert along with Jay Z at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles Monday night. DJ AM and Travis Barker also took the stage . The crowd was total A-list, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey & girlfriend Camila Alves, Pete Wentz, Tobey Maguire, and the guys from Entourage among those in the audience.
Eminem didn’t walk the red carpet prior to the concert, and while on stage, the rapper did not address the incident at the MTV Movie Awards.
MTV writer Scott Aukerman has since revealed the stunt was, in fact, a well-rehearsed sketch.
Aukerman said: “Yes, the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged. That’s all anyone wants to talk about, so let’s get it out of the way. They rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show then. ”
But Monday night, people were still buzzing about whether Eminen was in on the joke.
RadarOnline.com asked several stars who walked the red carpet to weigh in. Said Travis Barker: “I don’t know (if it was staged). He looked pretty heated…but then again he is an actor. (laughs)”
Watch our video to see what other stars thought about the Borat joke.
Some of the other stars who showed up for the Eminen/Jay Z concert include Ryan Phillippe & girlfriend Abbie Cornish, Lukas Haas, Usher, Zach Levi, Adam Levine, Kim Kardashian, Brittny Gastineau, Vanessa Minnillo, Kelly Osbourne, Amber Valletta, Nicky Hilton, Amy Smart, and Tyrese.