The Real Slim Shady has landed his next gig. Eminem is set to guest star on pal and fellow Aftermath Records hitmaker 50 Cent’s newest Starz drama, “BMF” (“Black Mafia Family”).
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, will play White Boy Rick on one episode of the series, according to the Wrap.
“I’m honored and appreciative of my good friend Em for supporting my new show ‘BMF,’ ” Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson said in a statement. “We couldn’t do a show based in Detroit without incorporating the legend that is Eminem.”
Jackson, 46, also tweeted a fun little tidbit on Tuesday about the episode that Eminem, 48, will be starring in. The “Candy Shop” singer explained that he directed the Detroit-native’s episode, and used similar technology to that employed by director Martin Scorsese in his 2019 film, “The Irishman,” to de-age Eminem. “I directed ‘BMF’ EPISODE 7 it is amazing. I used the same digital de-aging special effects they used in ‘The Irishman.’ To take @eminem back to his teenage years,” Fiddy wrote.
In real life, Richard Wershe Jr., a k a White Boy Rick, became an FBI informant from age 14 to 16. He sold drugs and guns while being a member of a Detroit gang. By 17, Wershe claims he was duped by the feds and apprehended for cocaine possession. While Wershe, now 52 years old, was sentenced to life in prison, he was paroled and released in July 2020.
Wershe’s legendary activities have become gospel in the hip-hop industry. A 2017 documentary about his life, “White Boy,” was released, as well as a movie starring Matthew McConaughey, “White Boy Rick,” which premiered in 2018.
“BMF” is based on a tale of two brothers, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who gained prominence on the streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s. The pair became infamous for creating one of the most influential crime families in the country, according to Deadline.
The “We Made You” rapper was previously seen on film in 2002’s “8 Mile.” Eminem won the Oscar for Best Original Song for the gritty drama’s theme song, “Lose Yourself,” in 2003.
“BMF” will premiere Sept. 26 on Starz.