British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan, instead of headlines for a scandal, caught the public’s attention by gifting his “million-dollar” watch to iconic American rapper Eminem. The exchange, however, wasn’t as smooth as one might expect from two celebrities.
In a video shared on Instagram, Khan eagerly wraps a limited edition WBC Championship title-style watch around a somewhat bewildered Eminem’s wrist. The scene, captured at a dinner in Saudi Arabia before Tyson Fury’s anticipated fight with Francis Ngannou, showed Khan approaching Eminem from behind, leaning in awkwardly while the rapper sat, leading to a somewhat uncomfortable atmosphere.
Despite Khan’s enthusiasm, Eminem appeared perplexed by the sudden gesture, contributing to the video’s cringeworthy aura. After the uneasy interaction, the duo managed a more composed photo, which Khan shared with the video on Instagram, referencing the rapper with the caption “slim shady.”
Social Media Reacts to the Encounter
Khan’s followers on Instagram didn’t hold back their opinions, quickly noting the awkwardness of the exchange. Comments ranged from humorous quips like “Eminem feels like he’s being handcuffed…” to more critical ones, suggesting that Eminem, with his vast wealth, didn’t need Khan’s “charity.”
Khan, not one to shy away from responding, clapped at the detractors. He explained the context behind his gift, indicating that Eminem, a boxing fan, admired the exclusive WBC watch, typically reserved for fighters. In the spirit of shared passion for the sport, Khan felt compelled to offer his watch to the rapper, urging naysayers to “move” past the exchange.