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.