LOS ANGELES — On Sunday, during the 92nd annual Academy Awards, Grammy Award-winning rapper Eminem took the stage for a surprise live performance of his early 2000s single "Lose Yourself."
The song that appeared in the movie "8 Mile" won Eminem an Academy Award for best original song in 2003, but no one expected to see him on stage during the 2020 awards performing it — and social media sounded off. Many were excited to see the throwback performance, but some were caught off guard by the surprise act.
M&Ms are a primary sponsor of the Oscars and Eminem just happened to perform?? I am not suggesting anything.
— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) February 10, 2020
My top 5 lingering questions about Eminem performing "Lose Yourself" from the film "8 Mile" at the 2020 #Oscars :
- but who asked?
- if this, what else?
- did they say anything?
- what is consciousness?
- are we just supposed to just keep going on like before?
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) February 10, 2020
This story was originally published by Camryn Justice on WEWS in Cleveland.