While rumors have been swirling for months, 50 Cent has finally confirmed that Eminem will return to the small screen, playing a cameo of Detroit’s legendary “White Boy Rick” on BMF, 50 Cent’s Star Series.
BMF, part of the Power Universe franchise, is set in Detroit (Eminem’s hometown) and is based on the true story of legendary Detroit brothers Demetrious “Big Meech” Flenory (Demetrious “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr.) and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory (Da’Vinchi), who rose up from street dealers to two of the most powerful drug dealers in the country.
Eminem will play the role of “White Boy Rick” (real name Richard Wershe Jr.). While still a teen and a low-level street dealer, Wershe became the youngest informant in FBI history. Despite his cooperation, he was arrested at 17 years old and sentenced to life in prison. However, he was released in July of 2020 after serving more than 30 years.