Barbra Streisand voted for Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' at 2003 Oscars

Eminem Oscars Performance Sparks Hilarious Audience Reactions

Although it was the first Hip Hop song to win the award, Eminem wasn't in attendance. No one, from the audience in the hall to the people watching the show on screens, knew about the performance till the time he hit the stage.

If you were scratching your head as to why Eminemperformed "Lose Yourself" at the 2020 Oscars, you're not alone.

Asked if he has any interest in an acting comeback, he replied: "I'm not gonna say I don't [have interest], because if the right script comes along and it's something that fits with my schedule I might take another dive in it".

When asked why he made a decision to perform this year, 17 years after his Oscar win, the rapper opened up about why.

There was even a performance nobody saw coming - when Eminem showed up unannounced to perform "Lose Yourself", which won an Oscar in 2002 for Best Original Song (as featured in his film, 8 Mile).

He won an Oscar in 2003 for Best Original Song as the song was part of the movie "8 Mile". "Was really looking forward to handing you the award".


"When we did dress rehearsals, there was a whole alternate beat where it was just Eminem's band playing You Should Be Dancing by The Bee Gees with John Travolta in the background, so that's how much it was kept a secret and surprise".

The criticism is nothing new to Eminem, who has faced backlash in the past for his use of words that many consider homophobic.

He also said that it wasn't his idea to keep it a secret, but when he heard the idea, he loved it.

At the time, some reports said he didn't perform because the Oscars wanted him to do a censored version of the song.

"We talked about it with the Academy that Eminem, the fact that he never performed that song and it's such an anthem, and it's one everybody knows and it won the Oscar. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here", Eminem wrote on Instagram Sunday, sharing a clip Resto accepting the award without him. It was presented to me that way and I said, "Oh that's kinda dope, to not even announce it'".

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