It took him 18 years, but Eminem has finally reached the Oscars. The rapper made a surprise appearance at the 92nd annual Academy Awards, performing his hit song “Lose Yourself,” which won an Oscar in 2003 for Best Original Song for the film 8 Mile.
Eminem did not perform this song in the 2003 ceremony, nor did he come to pick up his statue. Luis Resto, who worked on the song with him, accepted the award on his behalf. This was the first time a Hip Hop song won an Oscar.
Eminem himself noted the fact the performance was a long time coming. “Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me [Academy]. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here,” he tweeted. The tweet contained a video of Barbara Streisand presenting the award.