Eminem stunned the 2020 Oscars audience on Sunday night when he appeared for a performance of his 2002 hit, “Lose Yourself.” The song won the Detroit rapper an Oscar for Best Original Song 17 years ago.
Em made his surprise appearance at the 92nd Academy Awards after a video montage of prior Best Original Song recipients, as well as scenes from his 2002 film, 8 Mile. Eminem and his band emerged from below the stage on a rising platform and launched into the critically acclaimed song. After his performance, Eminem was met with a standing ovation from the audience, which featured the likes of Billie Eilish, Martin Scorsese and Idina Menzel.
“Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity,” Eminem tweeted after his performance, alongside a video of “Lose Yourself” co-producer Luis Resto accepting the Oscar in 2003. “Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here.”
Watch Eminem perform at the Oscars below:
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