This was a surprise no one was expecting at all. Eminem came out of nowhere at the 92nd annual Oscars on Sunday night to perform his Oscar-winning, multi platinum hit ‘Lose Yourself’ for the audience.
Ahead of the performance, Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke about the importance of the song to the film, 8 Mile. “You couldn’t take the song out of the movie and you couldn’t take the movie out of the song,” he said. The audience recited the hook along with the legendary rapper whose worldwide hit was featured in the semi-autobiographical film.
In the 2022 drama, Eminem played struggling battle rapper named B. Rabbit. ‘Lose Yourself’ won the “best original song” Oscar at the 2003 ceremony, becoming the first-ever hip-hop track to win in that category. Watch the performance above. “Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me @TheAcademy,” he tweeted, alongside a clip of him missing the awards show back in the day. “Sorry it took me 18 years to get here.”