Eminem dons a cape and performs his own stunts in ‘Houdini’ blooper Reel

Just a day before unleashing the Houdini music video, Eminem teased fans with a playful Instagram post
In frame: Eminem
In frame: Eminem

Rapper Eminem seems to have enjoyed being his own stuntman on the set of the music video of his song Houdini. Following the release of the song, the 51-year-old Lose Yourself rapper shared a blooper reel on Instagram which featured him dressed in the same superhero suit from an earlier video, with the caption, “I do my own stunts.”

In frame: Eminem
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“Don’t try this at home,” a straight-faced Eminem jokingly warns viewers at the beginning of the clip before performing tiny jumps off a bed and repeatedly face-planting on the floor. “Oh, you want me to smack my f****** face? I can’t control my cape, bro,” he sarcastically says to someone off-camera. “I cannot be responsible for my cape.”

The footage then cuts to the rap star attempting -- and failing -- to scale a wall with a rope, flailing around and flipping over. "Holy s***, it’s actually not easy," he noted, pretending to be shocked.

In another scene, the rapper tries a few unserious superhero tuck-and-roll moves, saying, “You like the roll? I thought I killed it.” The behind-the-scenes clip concludes with the Grammy-winning rapper filming a slow-motion punching scene as his blond Slim Shady persona, before the camera cuts to him noting that his shoe came off between takes.

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Just a day before unleashing the Houdini music video, Eminem teased fans with a playful Instagram post. A FaceTime call with famed magician David Blaine showed the rapper hinting at a career-ending trick. His cryptic message, "Well for my last trick, I'm gonna make my career disappear," sent fans into a frenzy, wondering if this marked a potential retirement.

But instead of vanishing, Eminem defied expectations. He surprised his hometown crowd with a live performance of Houdini at the Live From Detroit: The Concert at Michigan Central event on June 6.

The official Houdini video further fueled the fire with a who's who of cameos which saw Pete Davidson joining the legendary Dr Dre, hip-hop heavyweights 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg, and comedian Shane Gillis.

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