Eminem’s ‘really awkward’ interview on ESPN’s Saturday Night Football half-time show has remerged after the rap legend’s cameo at Super Bowl 2022 on Sunday.
The 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist delivered a stunning rendition of his hit track ‘Lose Yourself’ during the Super Bowl half-time show, with Eminem taking the knee at the end of his performance.
Joining Eminem for the epic Super Bowl LVI half-time show included fellow rap legends Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg as well as Kendrick Lamar and Mary J Blige.
Following the 49-year-old rap superstar’s appearance at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, footage has resurfaced of Eminem on ESPN’s show in 2013.
Eminem appeared awkwardly alongside sportscaster Brent Musburger and analyst Kirk Herbstreit while promoting his hit single ‘Berzerk’ from The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
The hip hop legend admitted that “live TV freaks me out a little bit” and appeared to do the face he does in ‘Berzerk’ before and after the premiere of his music video.
But Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, couldn’t hold back his admiration for Musburger during an exchange with the American commentator.
“You’re a legend,” he told Musburger.
Responding to Eminem’s praise, Musburger said: “You, my friend, are the legend.”
Eminem’s eccentric behaviour during Saturday Night Football was branded as ‘really awkward’ by one YouTuber who uploaded the footage.
However, the ‘Without Me’ and ‘Love the Way You Lie’ hitmaker was staunchly defended by fans, who claimed he has a “certain humour” and found his appearance really amusing.
One fan posted: “Haha. The end always makes me laugh. Such a humble guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously. We need more celebs like Em!”
A second wrote: “He has a certain humour that apparently no-one understands. I have the same sense of random/awkward humour so to me this was f*****g hilarious.”
“What a down-to-earth dude,” a third YouTube commenter said.
While a fourth added: “Saw this live and I f*****g lost it, reminded me of some s**t he’d do 10-12 years ago.”
Someone else commented: “He does the same zoned-out look in the [‘Berzerk’] video. So, to me, it looks like he’s being funny. The rest of the interview just seems weird because he’s kinda out of place.”
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