Eminem on blast from Billy Eichner for Oscar performance
Eminem is no stranger to controversy, and this time he is getting put on blast for his 2020 Oscar performance.
Billy Eichner was not 'losing himself' in the 47 year old rappers hit song, and Oscar Award winner "Lose Yourself" during the Oscar 2020 surprise performance.
The 8-Mile soundtrack won Eminem an Oscar back in 2002, and was once again performed live at the Academy Awards.
Many A-listers could be seen enjoying themselves to the music, however Eichner was not one of them.
“Well, you can still sing the word ‘f—t’ a million times and still perform at the Oscars that’s about ‘diversity.’ Mmkay,” Eichner tweeted during the ceremony.
Well, you can still sing the word "faggot" a million times and still perform at the Oscars that's about "diversity." Mmkay.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 10, 2020
The rapper has previously denied that he uses slurs in a homophobic way in his controversial lyrics.
In 2013, Eminem told Rolling Stone his vocabulary, including words like the one Eichner took offence to, were insults he picked up during his days in the underground rap-battling scene.
“The real me sitting here right now talking to you has no issues with gay, straight, transgender, at all,” he said at the time. “I’m glad we live in a time where it’s really starting to feel like people can live their lives and express themselves.”
One of his supporters and defenders, Elton John shared a moment back stage with Eminem.
Elton John also took an Oscar home this year for Best Original Song.