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Eminem makes surprise appearance at the Oscars and viewers are confused

Why was he there?

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Published: Monday, 10th February 2020 at 3:04 am

Eminem appeared at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday 9th February but it was a confusing time for all.


Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced a segment about songs that made movies - think Footloose and I Will Always Love You - but it finished with a tantalising clip from 8 Mile, which appeared to be introducing Eminem's hit song, Lose Yourself.

As if by magic, the rapper popped up on stage and performed a live rendition of the popular 2002 track.

But viewers both in the star-studded audience and at home were completely baffled by the random performance and couldn't help but share their feelings.

Some eagle-eyed viewers found Martin Scorsese's and Idina Menzel's reactions particularly notable.

One viewer added: "I am loving everyone’s collective confusion about that Eminem performance #Oscars."

A second commented: "EMINEM IS SINGING LOSE YOURSELF what a f*****g plot twist !! #Oscars."

Eminem won an Oscar for the 8 Mile track 17 years ago.

However, he never showed up for the 2003 ceremony during which he won Best Original Song.

He was the first ever hip-hop artist to win in that category.

Eminem himself tweeted about his surprising performance, noting how he couldn't turn up the first time around.


Not completely random then all along.


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