February 13, 2020

Elton John Posed with Eminem in Photo Taken Backstage at 2020 Oscars

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Eminem took to social media to share a picture of himself and Elton John as they posed for the camera with their arms around each other.

While the festivities were occurring at the recently concluded Oscars, rapper Eminem, and singer, Elton John got a chance to spend time with each other backstage. 

Rapper Eminem performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images


According to People, Eminem took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Elton, in a post that he captioned

“I got to see my Uncle Elton tonight at the Oscars. Congrats on your win too, Sir!”

In the picture, the rapper and the singer had their arms around each other as Elton added a smile to his pose.


Elton's smile might have had something to do with the fact that he had taken home the nod for Best Original Song alongside his longtime writing associate, Bernie Taupin. 

"Eminem and Elton struck up a friendship after they came together to perform the rapper’s hit song “Stan” at the 2001 Grammy Awards."

Elton John performs live on stage at iHeartRadio ICONS with Elton John: Celebrating The Launch Of Elton John’s Autobiography, "Me" at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles | Photo: Getty Images


As for Eminem, he had surprised the crowd at the Oscars when he appeared on stage to perform his 2002 hit single, "Lose Yourself." 

While many enjoyed his act, CNN reported that others took to Twitter to express their confusion at his presence on stage.


The mixed reactions caused Eminem to also take to Twitter to explain that he had to take the opportunity the Academy had offered him.

As regards his relationship with Elton, Refinery 29 divulged that Eminem had turned to the singer during the release of his album “Encore” in 2004 and his subsequent struggle with drug addiction.

American rap star Eminem accepts an award from British musician Sir Elton John on stage at the 2001 Brit Awards held at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London | Photo: Getty Images


The 47-year-old, who revealed that he looked up to Elton because the latter had also gone through a similar fate during his time in the music industry, said:

“He's somebody who's in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be...”

Although many observers are yet to grasp the bond between the duo, Eminem and Elton continue to wax strong as they have gone as far as claiming that they love each other, in public.

Elton John (left) and Eminem end their duet performance at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA | Photo: Getty Images

Eminem and Elton first struck up a friendship after they came together to perform the rapper’s hit song “Stan” at the 2001 Grammy Awards.