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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Eminem performs onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Eminem performed one of your favorite Hot 96.9 throwbacks on Sunday night at the Oscars!  I can’t believe that it didn’t get leaked before the show that he was doing it!

Eminem told Variety, “Most of the rehearsals were offsite, not in [the Dolby Theater], just trying to keep it secret.”  When Variety asked, “Why was it so important to keep it secret?”  Eminem replied, “I don’t know, I think it was either [the Oscars’] idea or Paul and [longtime publicist Dennis Dennehy’s] idea before they brought it to me. It was presented to me that way and I said, ‘Oh that’s kinda dope, to not even announce it.'”  You can read more about why Eminem skipped the Oscars ceremony in 2003 when the song was nominated and won here.

Eminem Performs 'Lose Yourself' at Oscars 2020

Eminem performs his Oscar winning song, 'Lose Yourself,' from the film 8 MILE. This is the first time Eminem has performed the song live on the Oscars stage. See more performances and highlights at Oscar.com and in the ABC app!