Pair had practised stunt ahead of live show

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Eminem‘s strop at Sunday nights MTV Movie Awards was staged.

The rapper was seen storming out of LAs Gibson Amphitheatre after a scantily-clad Sacha Baron Cohen, 37, landed on his face.

The comedian, who was playing his gay alter-ego Bruno, was lowered from a harness directly onto a seemingly unsuspecting Eminem, 36.

But now the show’s head writer has confirmed it was a set-up.

‘Yes, the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged,’ says Scott Aukerman.

‘That’s all anyone wants to talk about, so let’s get it out of the way.

‘They rehearsed it at dress rehearsal and yes, it went then as far as it did on the live show.’

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