Eminem 'buys out' local theater for 'Bodied'
"First come first serve," the rapper said, concerning screenings of the rap battle film he produced
Eminem wants you to get "Bodied."
The superstar rapper tweeted on Thursday that he is giving away tickets to "Bodied," the battle rap film he produced that opens in theaters on Friday.
"DETROIT! Come through and get #BODIED!" the tweet read. "I bought out the theater, so tickets on me for the Friday + Saturday @BodiedMovie 6:40pm screenings at the AMC 30 in Sterling Heights. First come first serve."
Included was a link to buy tickets to other showings of the film.
"Bodied," directed by music video whiz Joseph Kahn (he directed several of Eminem's videos, including "Without Me" and "Love the Way You Lie"), tells the story of a graduate student who is studying the world of competitive rap battles and winds up immersed in it. It stars Calum Worthy (of the Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally") and opens at the AMC Forum 30 on Friday.
Eminem came on board in the project late in the process, Kahn told the Detroit News in an interview this week.
"I always had it in the back of my mind that he was going to come on board at some point," said Kahn, 46. "But you don't want to go to Em and ask for money or an endorsement on something on big as battle rap, because everybody asks him for things. So I made the movie, showed it to him, and he loved it. Then he decided to come on board, and he helped us put the deal together."
Read the rest of the interview with Kahn here.