Eminem made an unlikely appearance on ESPN's "Saturday Night Football" halftime show during today's (Sept. 7) Michigan-Notre Dame game.
The rap superstar, who has a new album out in the fall, appeared to promote his new single and video, "Berzerk," which will be the featured song for the 2013 season of Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows on ABC.
Sitting with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit, Eminem seemed at first slightly confused, with his mouth hanging open. Eminem rarely does interviews, and certainly not live on ESPN. Musburger asked him questions about his music and referred to him by his given name, Marshall Mathers.
Said Eminem: "Live TV freaks me out a little bit." But he soon seemed to relax, saying "Berzerk" would be the new theme of "SNF." The segment (above) featured a sneak-peak of the video for the 'Berzerk' single which feaured the rapper with producer Rick Rubin. The Detroit native later talked about his devotion to the Detroit Lions.
On this week's Hot 100, Eminem's "Berzerk" debuted at No. 3 and No. 2 on Digital Songs with 362,000 downloads sold. It started at No. 13 on Streaming Songs (2.7 million) and No. 59 on Radio Songs (21 million) and topped the Rap Songs chart.
Eminem returns with "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" (Aftermath/Interscope), his eighth studio album, on Nov. 5. The rapper announced the news through a Beats by Dre commercial which played during MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.