Eminem plays legendary teenage drug dealer White Boy Rick—and you’ve never seen the rapper look quite like this…
Since starring in his classic 2002 biopic 8 Mile, Eminem’s movie and TV appearances have been few and far between. He’s had cameos in Funny People (2009) Entourage (2010) and The Interview (2014). And now, the latest entrant to Em’s on-screen canon comes by way of a cameo in his old friend 50 Cent‘s new Starz series, BMF (Black Mafia Family).
Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers) appears on the show as White Boy Rick – the legendary teenage drug runner-turned-FBI informant who inspired both a 2018 Matthew McConaughey movie and a Netflix documentary.
“White Boy” Rick Wershe Jr., now 52, was arrested when he was 17 for possession of 8 kilos of cocaine and sentenced to life in prison in 1987. Wershe was paroled in 2020 after serving the longest sentence of any nonviolent minor in Michigan history. He claims that the FBI and Detroit Police groomed him to be an undercover drug informant starting when he was 14.
BroBible reports that fans got an unexpected first look at Slim Shady’s rare role due to a technical mistake by Starz last week:
Fans got a sneak peek of the episode featuring Eminem on Sunday when there was a technical glitch on the Starz app that accidentally released the episode.
The episode starring Eminem was yanked shortly after, but screencaps and video clips of an unrecognizable Eminem leaked onto the internet.
Here’s a look at some of those screengrabs and videos:
The Starz BMF episode featuring Eminem as White Boy Rick officially drops on Nov. 14, but the leak left BMF executive producer 50 Cent fuming about the foul-up, even as the rapper-turned-TV shotcaller, who directed the episode, thanked his longtime friend and collaborator for appearing on BMF.
“Episode 7 of BMF is the best work i have done directing to date,” 50 Cent wrote on Twitter.
“I’m disappointed that STARZ handled this so poorly. I used my personal relationships to make things happen they couldn’t have made happen. @eminem thank you for doing this for me. I love you bro.”