The 92nd Academy Awards brought us endless laughter, tears and most importantly, shade.
A good chunk of that was directed towards rapper and Oscar winner Eminem, after his weirdly random appearance at Sunday's show.
Eminem, aka Marshall Mathers, followed a very heartfelt montage of iconic film songs with his rendition of "Lose Yourself".
The song had previously won the Oscar for Best Original Song back in 2003. However, the performance still seemed to be strangely out of place and was pointed out very quickly by Twitter.
the reactions to that Eminem performance were so good #Oscars https://t.co/981WiI8mix— Jarett Wieselman (@Jarett Wieselman) 1581302123.0
The rapper, despite winning the Oscar back then, was making his first appearance at the Academy Awards. Eminem may not have shown up to receive his award in 2003, but he's definitely made an impression this year.
Following the performance, he posted a tweet apologizing for his absence.
Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years… https://t.co/9aUBdA2uRn— Marshall Mathers (@Marshall Mathers) 1581302180.0
Eminem went to explain further.
"I kinda figured maybe since I didn't get a chance to do it at the time, maybe it would be cool," he said in an interview with Variety.
"Back then, I never even thought that I had a chance to win, and we had just performed 'Lose Yourself' on the Grammys with The Roots a couple of weeks before the Oscars, so we didn't think it was a good idea. And also, back at that time, the younger me didn't really feel like a show like that would understand me."
"But then when I found out I won, 'That's crazy!' That to me shows how authentic and real that award is — when you don't show up and you still win. That makes it very real to me."
8 Mile was included in the soundtrack highlight reel, and Eminem was approached to perform. He said that the appearance was intended to be a surprise.
People were definitely surprised.
@Eminem @TheAcademy Dude showed up to the Oscars 17 years late— 🇺🇸Blafhead🧢 (@🇺🇸Blafhead🧢) 1581302192.0
@Eminem @TheAcademy Thank you for "shocking" the crowd. I love it! Thank you for the new music. I hope you never st… https://t.co/Sx9mH8rzCA— For The Love Of.... (@For The Love Of....) 1581352096.0
@LoveEminem00 @Eminem @TheAcademy A lot of puzzled looks on the faces of a lot of uptight white people. But he make… https://t.co/874PqDvx94— Reality Dose (@Reality Dose) 1581306676.0
MARTIN SCORSESE FALLING ASLEEP DURING THE EMINEM PERFORMANCE HAS ME IN TEARS https://t.co/KBvucxsY6N— 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞 ⎊ 𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐭 (@𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞 ⎊ 𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐭) 1581304950.0
@JarettSays it was so unecessary. This is the best the Oscars could do?— Tyler (@Tyler) 1581302212.0
@JarettSays @aishatyler Except every other person was doing this https://t.co/IatGNvRDJQ— Adam (@Adam) 1581308157.0
@JarettSays https://t.co/xXaXEOs56I— John Crimson (@John Crimson) 1581302325.0
@JarettSays If you bother to watch the performance Then you’ll realize that they’re NOT only not scoffing but actua… https://t.co/78gkeNbIUU— For Crying Out Loud (@For Crying Out Loud) 1581338707.0
Either way, Eminem doesn't really need to defend himself. He did get a standing ovation, after all.