First thing is first - here's why Eminem was at the Oscars
In an interview withVariety, Eminem said he never expected to win back then, so he didn't go. Plus, he'd performed "Lose Yourself" on the Grammys that year a few weeks earlier.
"And also, back at that time, the younger me didn't really feel like a show like that would understand me," he said. This begs the question -- do the Oscars understand him now?
The way Slim tells it, the Academy had already planned to include his song in the montage, and then asked Eminem if he wanted to perform it live, 17 years later.
While he was there - he did get to say hello to his old buddy Elton John
In case you don't remember - these two have history