"The whole audience trying to jam to Eminem but also confused as to why he is performing."

By Christopher Luu
Updated Feb 09, 2020 @ 9:45 pm
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In the time between the Best Supporting Actress award presentation and the trophies for sound and music, the Academy Awards squeezed in a performance by Eminem. His appearance was unannounced, unexpected, and for many, very confusing. Viewers voiced their surprise on Twitter, with reactions ranging from delighted, and nostalgic to flat out confused thanks to this year's underrepresentation of people of color and women.

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Even the celebrities sitting in the audience didn't know why the show trotted Eminem out to perform a song from 2002.

Other viewers tried to make the best of it, choosing instead to focus on the absurdity that came with watching Hollywood stars try to bop their heads to "Lose Yourself."

Eminem famously won an Oscar for the song back in 2003, but didn't attend the show. People reports that he was asleep at home, because he was convinced that he didn't have a chance at winning. "Lose Yourself" was the first rap song, ever, to take home the award for "Best Original Song."

According to Vanity Fair, Eminem did offer up a bit of an explanation. "Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me [Academy]. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here," he posted today.