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Eminem Oscars Performance Sparks Hilarious Audience Reactions

A bit later in the evening, Sir Elton won his second Oscar (the first coming in 1995 with "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" from The Lion King).

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"I just felt like I had no chance of winning because, you know, when I heard I was nominated, I thought that was for actors", he said in 2007. He added that Quentin Tarantino might need to make a movie about President Trump's impeachment trial in which "in the end, the adults do the right thing".

Eminem spoke about his Oscar performance revealing that he rehearsed "four or five times" for the prestigious award ceremony.

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).

After deciding not to attend the ceremony in 2003, leaving his collaborator Luis Resto to accept the award from Barbra Streisand, Mathers' performance on the Oscars stage was a long time coming. However then once I came upon I received, 'That is loopy!' That to me exhibits how genuine and actual that award is - when you do not present up and you continue to win.

While many in the star-studded crowd were on their feet throughout Eminem's performance, it appears director Martin Scorsese remained firmly in his seat, with the Hollywood heavyweight appearing to fall asleep. "Most of the rehearsals were offsite, not in [the Dolby Theater], just trying to keep it secret", he said.

"You couldn't take the song out of the movie and you couldn't take the movie out of the song", Miranda said.

At the time some reports claimed that Eminem didn't perform because the Oscars wanted him to do a censored version of the song.

Earlier in the week, we watched Eminem randomly perform "Lose Yourself" at the Oscars.

"@TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here", he tweeted. "YBN Cordae, he's dope", he said.

And even though it took 17 years to get there, it was all worth it.



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