‘Always easy to work with him’ 50 Cent on bringing Eminem back to screen

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Eminem has appeared on-screen in a number of projects away from his music career, most notably in the Oscar-winning drama film 8 Mile. Starz viewers keeping up with Power producer and hip-hop icon 50 Cent’s new show BMF will have spotted him as White Boy Rick in the first season, and Express.co.uk have all you need to know about the rapper’s latest acting role.

50 Cent spoke exclusively to the Express about his brand new series, which included bringing together some titans of the rap world.

The first season of BMF is available to watch on the STARZPLAY platform through Amazon Prime Video, and will soon be followed up with a second instalment.

Episode seven of the brand new crime series, All in the Family, united 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Eminem for the first time ever.

Although the three rappers don’t share the screen, fans were thrilled to see Eminem making a rare TV appearance.

Producer 50 Cent also stepped in to direct this episode, marking the three rappers’ first collaboration together.

“It was great,” 50 Cent recalled about working with Eminem in the episode.

“I think it was the comfortability of me directing that even allowed him to say yes to that.”

Eminem appears briefly as ‘White Boy’ Rick Wershe, a real figure in the lives of drug dealers the Flenory brothers.

Although his moment on-screen was quickly cut short, there’s a strong chance the character could pop up throughout the intended seven seasons of the new Starz series.

Episode seven was the first time 50 Cent had directed for the series, having previously directed Forgot About Dre in the sixth season of Power.

The last time Eminem appeared on-screen in a project other than a music video was in the 2014 film The Interview, where he portrayed himself.

He has also appeared in the TV series Entourage and the film Funny People, and played a fictionalised version of himself in 8 Mile.

50 Cent revealed the music star was more than happy to work with him in his latest TV venture, as long as he was heavily involved.

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He recalled: “Then it’s like ‘well, what’re we doing? ‘Cause we’re doing it.’ It’s not like someone else is telling me what to do, and I’m uncomfortable.

“It’s always easy for me to work with Em. I love Em to death, ‘cause that’s my guy.”

He went on to confirm he’s still grateful to his collaborator for helping launch his career.

“At the point that he’s saying ‘yo, 50’s gonna be the next biggest thing’,” he explained.

“He’s at 23 million copies sold on the Marshall Mathers LP. That was all he had to do for me music-wise, I took off. I was ready to go.”

“I remember that, but some people forget. They look at it and say ‘I made you a lot of money.’

“And I don’t look at it like that. I look at it like, ‘I’m so grateful for what you did.’”

In 1999, Eminem founded Shady records with Paul Rosenberg, which launched 50 Cent’s career by releasing his debut record Get Rich or Die Tryin’.

The musicians have now brought their career full circle with BMF, and fans can expect many more hip-hop legends to pop up once the second season gets underway.

BMF season two will premiere in 2022 on Starz and STARZPLAY.

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