Eminem Spills the Reason Why He Kept First Oscars Performance a Secret

Brenda Watkins
February 13, 2020

The singer, actress and filmmaker also revealed that, as a voting Academy member, she voted for the rapper's song Lose Yourself, from his film 8 Mile. Up until that point, the proceedings had been relatively sedate. "That makes it very real to me".

In all, the 92nd annual Academy Awards was another star-studded celebration of Hollywood, but the musical selections seemed a bit more inspired than usual, in terms of the songs themselves and the musicians who graced the stage to deliver the memorable performances. Reportedly, people such as Kelly Marie Tran, Marie Tran, Billie Eilish, Idina Menzel, and Martin Scorsese appeared confused during the broadcast, a report from the New York Post suggested. The performance took everyone by surprise and a lot of praises were heaped on the musician for an extraordinary performance.

Ahead of his performance, Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke about the importance of songs featured in film.

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Even Barbra Streisand was disappointed when Eminem made a decision to skip the 2003 Oscars. It was presented to me that way and I said, "Oh that's kinda dope, to not even announce it'". Sorry it took me 18 years to get here. Fast forward 17 years and Slim Shady finally got his opportunity to do his thing at the famous award show. I was not sure what exactly Grammy or Oscar meant, what certain awards meant, I was not sure what they meant, so even MTV awards, all that stuff, I just didn't know what awards meant and this particular award... I didn't go to the show...

"I never even thought that I had a chance to win ..." The Detroit native explained that he thought the Oscars couldn't understand a person like him at that time in his life. The rap group Three-6 Mafia also won Best Original Song in 2006 for Hustle & Flow's "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp", but Eminem is the only solo rapper to take home the award.

He released his 11 studio album, entitled "Music To Be Murdered By" in January.

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