Eminem has been creating a buzz since it was announced that he would play White Boy Rick in 50 Cent’s upcoming “BMF” television series. White Boy Rick, otherwise known as Richard Wershe Jr., went from a street criminal selling illegal guns to the youngest FBI informant ever.
He was excited to be played by his fellow Detroit native. Now that he’s seen a little bit of the star in action, he’s given a very simple endorsement of Shady‘s portrayal. He told VladTV what he thought with a very short response.
“Eminem is awesome! And it was an honor! Detroit!!!”
The brief statement shows Rick’s continued enthusiasm for the project. He’s flattered that he’s being portrayed by such a huge star. He also recently spoke more in depth about the honor of being played by Eminem to TMZ.
“Of course, it’s Eminem so that’s an honor to have him portray me in a series. He was actually one of the first people that was looking at doing the movie about me. So it’s pretty cool that later down the line, he gets to take on this role. You know, before this all came about, if you look at my Instagram, I wore a ‘Free Big Meech’ shirt home before this was even in the works, so I’ve always been a supporter of his. I don’t believe anybody should get 30 years for a non-violent crime.
I don’t think I have to tell him anything at all. He’s a professional. Everything he does, he does very well. His music speaks for itself. He’s an icon, he’s a legend. This for him will be a small thing. I think he’ll kill it whatever he does, man. I’m a fan. It’s an honor to have him do it. He’s a Detroit legend, I have a huge name here. So, from one Detroiter to another, just kill it.”
The first season of BMF is currently airing on Starz. It tells the story of two brothers who came out of the ghettos of Detroit to become major players in the organized crime scene. The seventh episode of the series, directed by 50 Cent, premieres on November 14.
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