• Eminem Reveals Why He Finally Performed at the Oscars, 17 Years Later (EXCLUSIVE)
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    Eminem Reveals Why He Finally Performed at the Oscars, 17 Years Later (EXCLUSIVE)

    Eminem rarely does interviews, and a conversation about last night’s surprise performance of “Lose Yourself” at the Academy Awards — some 17 years after the song won him an Oscar — would seem rarer still. The performance in many ways was a belated do-over: He’d decided not to attend the ceremony in 2003, leaving his […]

  • Oscars 2020: Eminem takes to the stage for surprise 'Lose Yourself' performance
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    Tom Beasley

    Oscars 2020: Eminem takes to the stage for surprise 'Lose Yourself' performance

    Eminem didn't perform the song at the Academy Awards ceremony when it won an Oscar back in 2003.

  • Here’s Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for ‘Lose Yourself’
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    Here’s Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for ‘Lose Yourself’

    In one of the night’s biggest surprises, Eminem showed up at the Academy Awards on Sunday for the first time ever to perform “Lose Yourself,” the song from “8 Mile” that won him a Best Original Song Oscar in 2003. It was especially a surprise because 17 years ago, he was nowhere to be seen when he won.While the Oscars are known for nominees in the Best Original Song field performing their songs to spice up the broadcast, Eminem no-showed the event completely, staying home in Detroit and leaving his longtime friend and producer Luis Resto to accept the award.But it wasn’t because he hated the hoity-toity Academy. He just thought he wasn’t going to win. In fact, in an interview with “Behind the Boards” back in 2007, Eminem said that he didn’t even know he could get nominated for an Oscar in the first place.“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.  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 just felt like I had a snowball’s chance of hell of winning.”“At that point, in my life I always thought like rap never gets as fair shake on anything. That was one of the reasons I didn’t go for the first Grammys I was invited to, because I pretty much protested it. I didn’t understand why there was a rap category and best album category and I couldn’t understand why rap album can not be in the best album category.”After leaving the Oscar stage on Sunday, Eminem sent out a tweet thanking the Oscars for inviting him that included a video of Resto accepting the “Lose Yourself” Oscar on his behalf.Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here. pic.twitter.com/CmSw2hmcZo— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 10, 2020Read original story Here’s Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for ‘Lose Yourself’ At TheWrap

  • 50 Cent Says He Advised Eminem to Not Respond to Nick Cannon: ‘You Can’t Argue With a Fool’
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    50 Cent Says He Advised Eminem to Not Respond to Nick Cannon: ‘You Can’t Argue With a Fool’

    Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson advised Eminem to not go back at Nick Cannon’s recent diss records, which are generally considered to be underwhelming efforts by the “Masked Singer” host to bury a man considered to be the greatest battle rapper of all time.“I told him don’t even say nothing to him,” Jackson told TheWrap Wednesday at ABC’s Television Critics Association press tour day. “The record is terrible.”Cannon and some friends have actually dropped two diss tracks attacking Eminem: first “The Invitation” and then “Pray for Him.” Neither song has been particularly well-received by the internet.Also Read: Nick Cannon Drops Another Eminem Diss Song, 'Pray For Him,' and the Internet Isn't Budging (Video)For his part, all Eminem has contributed to this war of words (you know, besides those old songs about Cannon’s ex-wife Mariah Carey, that verse on Fat Joe’s “Lord Above,” etc.) is a few tweets.Jackson, who stars on and executive produces upcoming ABC drama “For Life,” helped to keep it that way.“You can’t argue with a fool,” Jackson explained the reasoning behind his advice to Marshall Mathers, who helped launch 50 Cent’s rap career into the stratosphere with 2003 album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” (Shady-Aftermath-Interscope Records). “When you understand that a person is not registering even when they’re losing, then the argument goes forever. So you should just stop.”Also Read: WWE Stars Jimmy and Jey Uso, Naomi, and All of The New Day to Guest on 'Wild 'N Out' Season 14 (Exclusive)Wise words from a man who previously dedicated so much time to lyrically and physically sparring with Ja Rule — you know, the gravelly-voiced rapper who was at least partially responsible for that whole Fyre Festival disaster. It was never a fair fight, but we suppose that one had to theoretically be a closer contest than Cannon vs. Marshall Mathers.“For Life,” created by Hank Steinberg, is based on the real-life story of Isaac Wright, Jr., a prisoner who becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. “For Life” also stars Timothy Busfield and Indira Varma.The series debuts Tuesday, Feb. 11 on ABC at 10/9c. Read original story 50 Cent Says He Advised Eminem to Not Respond to Nick Cannon: ‘You Can’t Argue With a Fool’ At TheWrap