With his new single “Berzerk” set to become the official song of ESPN’s Saturday Night Football, Eminem took a moment in last night’s broadcast to premiere a teaser for the song’s video. Following along with the track’s old-school sound, the clip features a giant boombox and VHS blue screen, as well as appearances from producer Rick Rubin, Kendrick Lamar and Slaughterhouse.
The halftime segment also included an awkward interview with the rapper, during which he jokingly appeared out of sorts. “Live TV freaks me out a little bit,” he said to ESPN’s Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit at the outset. Asked what he was most excited about by the new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which is due out on November 5th, he replied, “Nothing.” After a few moments, he elaborated: “I’ll probably be most excited to be done with it. . . . It’s kind of a revisit to the first Marshall Mathers LP. And that’s pretty much all I can probably say about it.”