In a recent interview with ‘Variety,’ Eminem talked about his surprise ‘Lose Yourself’ performance at the 2020 Academy Awards, revealing why he finally performed after 17 years.
When asked if the Oscar asked for censorship in his song, Lose Yourself, Slim Shady slammed all speculations and responded to the all claims openly. He confirmed that these claims were not true, but that longtime Oscar manager Paul Rosenberg made this offer.
Here’s what Eminem stated:
“Oh no, that wasn’t the case at all, because there’s not even that many cuss words in it — there’s only a couple. That’s not true at all.
I think they did — yes, [longtime manager Paul Rosenberg] just said they did. He just said they even discussed having someone else perform it, because back then every nominated song had a performer.”
He also revealed what he did on the award night 17 years ago. He said:
“I think I was just at home with my daughter — and I didn’t watch it, either. At that point in time Hailie had to be at school early in the morning, so [I was sleeping].
Luis Resto, my keyboard player who produces records with me, went up and accepted it — and I know people were probably like, “Who the f— is this guy?” So he called me, and I remember the phone kept ringing, and I’m like “Motherf—, I’m tryin’ to sleep!” But [I answered] and he’s like “Hey man, you won!” “I did? Sh–! Cool!” But that was a different time and I was in a different place in my life.”
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