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Eminem to appear in 50 Cent’s drugs gang drama

By | Published on Wednesday 18 August 2021


Eminem is set to appear in an episode of the new 50 Cent-produced TV drama ‘BMF’, which is based on the true story of Detroit gangsters Demetrius and Terry Flenory, heads of the so called Black Mafia Family.

The rapper is set to play Richard Wershe Jr – aka White Boy Rick – who between the ages of fourteen and sixteen acted as an FBI informant, helping to secure 20 convictions of gang members. Exactly how Eminem’s portrayal of Wershe will feature in the new TV show isn’t clear. It might be a bit of a stretch to expect the 48 year old rapper to pass as a teenager.

“I’m honoured and appreciative of my good friend Em for supporting my new show ‘BMF'”, says 50 Cent. “We couldn’t do a show based in Detroit without incorporating the legend that is Eminem”.

The Flenory brothers founded the Black Mafia Family in 1989, building a multi-million dollar cocaine distribution business in the US. In 2000, Demetrius Flenory launched BMF Entertainment, promoting shows by various artists and signing Bleu DaVinci to a record deal.

Wershe, meanwhile, was dropped by the FBI as an informant in 1986, and the following year, aged seventeen, was arrested for cocaine possession and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released in 2020, aged 50.

Eminem is not the only musician set to appear in ‘BMF’, with Snoop Dogg, Kash Doll and La La Anthony also announced as cast members – although their roles have not yet been confirmed. The show is set to air on Starz, although no transmission date has been announced yet.