50 Cent is working on a new TV series called BMF about the legendary Black Mafia Family for Starz. Today, he revealed that Eminem will join the cast as a guest star for arguably the most fitting role of his career: White Boy Rick, the infamous Detroit teenager turned undercover FBI informant.
This is Eminem’s first TV part since he played a fictionalized version of himself in Entourage in 2010. He also had a role as himself in Funny People (2009), an uncredited cameo in 2014’s The Interview, and he made a prank phone call for Crank Yankers in 2004. Considering White Boy Rick’s pivotal role in taking down the BMF, this might be Eminem’s meatiest role since 8 Mile.
BMF is inspired by the true story of two brothers from southwest Detroit who became one of the most infuential crime families in the ’80s. According to Deadline, the show will revolve around “Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory’s business acumen, and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop that would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement.”
Former Donald Trump supporter 50 Cent took to Twitter to hype up his special guest star for the show. “Oh yeah i’m bringing the big dogs out, I couldn’t do a show based in Detroit without incorporating the legend @eminem,” he tweeted. “Got him to play white Boy Rick in BMF, this shit is out of here. 🚦Green Light Gang #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi”
Joining the Music to Be Murdered By rapper are actors Da’Vinchi, Russell Hornsby, Michole Briana White, Ajiona Alexus, and Eric Kofi Abrefa. The list of cast members also includes Wood Harris, Serayah, Myles Truitt, and Steve Harris.
Tasha Smith will direct multiple episodes and executive produce BMF. The Starz series is also executive produced by 50 Cent, alongside showrunner, executive producer, and writer Randy Huggins. Terri Kopp, Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements also serve as executive producers on the show.
Earlier this year, Gen Z tried to cancel Eminem for his notoriously sexist, violent, and homophobic lyrics of the past, but the rapper fired back with a new track called “Tone Deaf.” Shortly afterwards, he was dethroned by Pop Smoke for most weeks at No. 1 on the hip-hop albums chart.
Oh yeah i’m bringing the big dogs out, I couldn’t do a show based in Detroit without incorporating the legend @eminem. Got him to play white Boy Rick in BMF, this shit is out of here. 🚦Green Light Gang #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/YaklhzgJER
— 50cent (@50cent) August 17, 2021