Detroit was well represented at the Oscars when Eminem took to the stage with a surprise performance and earned himself a standing ovation.

The world-famous rapper made an unexpected appearance at Sunday's Academy Awards, performing his 2003 Oscar-winning hit "Lose Yourself." During a segment that paid homage to the use of pop music in film with The Breakfast Club, Rocky III, Almost Famous, Hustle & Flow, Ghost, and Do the Right Thing  Eminem, aka Marshall Mathers , rose from the floor to perform his 8 Mile award winning song.

Mathers skipped the 2003 awards ceremony, but quickly took to social media after his performance Tweeting footage from the original show when “Lose Yourself” won best original song.  “Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me [Academy]. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here,” he wrote.

The audience members were seen singing along and the hip-hop star got a massive standing ovation. Social media was quick to weigh in saying the surprise performance gave some much needed life to the otherwise boring telecast.


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