Eminem gives bizarre TV interview
Los Angeles: Eminem declared that there was nothing exciting about `Berzerk` in a bizarre appearance during a football halftime show to promote the new single.
When Kirk Herbstreit and co-host Brent Musburger first started the Q&A, Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, was all glassy-eyed before admitting, "Live TV freaks me out a little bit."
When asked by Herbstreit what excited him most about his upcoming album Marshall Mathers LP 2, a follow up to his 2000 Marshall Mathers LP, the 13-time Grammy-winner responded: "Nothing."
"It`ll be out November 5... I`ll probably be most excited to just be done with it," he added.
Eminem, 40, rarely comes for a live TV appearances and it seems that he agreed to be on camera for ESPN`s sport-centric coverage. He even tweeted about his Saturday appearance.
"I`m gonna stop by the game to intro the video myself... I`ll be live on @espn at halftime. #BERZERK (sic)," he posted.
While on the show, the Detroit native was most comfortable discussing his favourite team, the Detroit Lions. His latest single will be the new theme song for the popular Saturday Night Football broadcast.
"It is kind of a revisit to the first Marshall Mathers LP. And that`s pretty much all I can probably say about it," he said.
Eminem seemed in awe of Musburger, saying, "Just like they have fantasy football, I`ve got you on my fantasy announcer team."
But when Musburger returned the favour by recounting Eminem`s musical achievements, the rapper replied, "I`m really uncomfortable right now."