R&B sensation Akon
is recreating cult movie 48 Hours
in his new video "Smack That" with Eminem
and actor Eric Roberts
. The Senegalese singer takes on Eddie Murphy's
convict Reggie Hammond from the 1982 film, while video regular Roberts - the brother of Oscar winner Julia
- appears as Nick Nolte's
cop character Jack Cates.
Eminem plays Akon's best friend, who helps the singer locate the girl he has to track down in a Los Angeles club after cops strike a deal to let the singer walk free from his prison cell if he helps them find their chief prey. A source close to the rapper says, "Eminem was originally slated to play a cop, but he did not want to play a detective."
It's not the first time Akon and Eminem have worked together on a video - they teamed up to stage a bank robbery together in rapper Obie Trice's
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)