Oscars 2020: This Is Why Eminem Did A Surprise Performance At The Oscars

A surprise performance at the 92nd Oscars by Eminem had people talking -- mainly about why he was there.

After being a no-show when he won an Oscar for 'Best Original Song' for 'Lose Yourself' for his film '8 Mile' in 2003, it looks like Eminem has made up for his absence with a surprise performance at this year's ceremony.

While the rapper recently dropped his latest album 'Music to Be Murdered By' some viewers at home were confused as to why the 47-year-old randomly showed up at the prestigious awards.

Taking to his Instagram immediately following the performance, the 'Lose Yourself' singer cheekily referred no his award-winning song and his no-show all those years ago, saying, "Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me @theacademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here."

Apparently, Eminem refused to perform a censored version of 'Lose Yourself' at the 2003 Oscars, which was required at the time.



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Meanwhile, several of the attendees of this year's event were seen rocking out among the crowd, including Idina Menzel and Gal Gadot.



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Others -- namely Martin Scorsese -- looked like they'd rather be somewhere else. Like bed.

Either way, the crowd as a whole seemed to love the surprise show, with Eminem receiving rapturous applause and standing ovation after his energetic performance.

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