The rapper won Best Original Song in 2003 for “Lose Yourself” but didn’t attend the ceremony to accept or perform the award-winning song. Following a tribute to iconic movie soundtracks this year, he finally got his moment. He went with an all-black ensemble for the occasion in an All Saints $130 hoodie worn under a leather jacket, black jeans and layered gold jewelry.
On his feet, the rapper, whose given name is Marshall Mathers, wore classic all-black Nike Air Jordan Retro 4 high-top sneakers.
He has previously collaborated with the brand for a series of different limited-edition sneakers; the various pairs are so exclusive, with his Jordan 4 Retro Eminem Encore from 2017 reselling now for up to $40,000 on resale sites like StockX.
The rapper tweeted a video of the original award ceremony from 2003 with the caption: “Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here.”
The performance took crowds and audiences at home by surprise. According to Variety, the Dolby Theatre was on tight security during rehearsals. Variety reported that if word of his appearance would have leaked, Eminem would have been able to cancel if he chose.
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