Salma Hayek and Eminem shared a very weird moment at this year’s Oscars, but there is way more to the story.
Via social media, the 53-year-old actress posted a photo where she seems to be holding Eminem’s chain after his epic performance at Sunday’s Academy Awards.
The famous MC from Michigan, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, surprised many over the weekend by taking the stage, where he performed his hit song, “Lose Yourself.”
The rapper was playing catch up because he was not present to perform in 2003 when the monster track won an Oscar.
The Mexican-born movie star felt the encounter was less than flattering and here is why. Salma shared two photos where they the MC looked terrified, and she explained that she spilled water on Eminem and went on to say: “In these pictures, it might look like @Eminem, and I are best friends, but what really happened is as he was walking offstage and I was getting ready to walk on stage, I was so shocked to see him that I spilled water all over him. If you examine our faces, I look mortified, and he looks terrified of me- As I was trying to wipe it off, I impulsively hugged him, and I said, “Nice to meet you, Eminem- I’m a HUGE fan!” because I AM! But I was so disappointed that I made such a fool of myself in front of him… and then I read this [swipe right] in @rollingstone. Eminem, you’re the greatest!!! If you want to read the entire article.”
Eminem did an interview with Variety where he spoke about where he was the night, he won the Oscar for “Lose Yourself” and added that he loved getting a hug from Salma.
He shared: “I kinda figured maybe since I didn’t get a chance to do it [in 2003], maybe it would be cool. Back then, I never even thought that I had a chance to win, and we had just performed ‘Lose Yourself’ on the Grammys with the Roots a couple of weeks before the Oscars, so we didn’t think it was a good idea. And also, back at that time, the younger me didn’t really feel like a show like that would understand me.”
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In these pictures it might look like @Eminem and I are best friends, but what really happened is as he was walking offstage and I was getting ready to walk onstage, I was so shocked to see him that I spilled water all over him. If you examine our faces, I look mortified and he looks terrified of me- As I was trying to wipe it off I impulsively hugged him and I said “Nice to meet you Eminem- I’m a HUGE fan!” because I AM! But I was so disappointed that I made such a fool of myself in front of him… and then I read this [swipe right] in @rollingstone. Eminem you’re the greatest!!! If you want to read the entire article with #Eminem please see my link in bio. En estas imágenes podría parecer que Eminem y yo somos mejores amigos, pero lo que realmente sucedió es que mientras el salía del escenario y me preparaba para entrar, me sorprendió tanto verlo que le tiré agua encima. Si examinas la foto, me veo mortificado y él se ve aterrorizado de mí. Mientras intentaba limpiarlo, lo abracé impulsivamente y le dije: “Encantado de conocerte, Eminem. ¡Soy un ENORME fan!” Pero estaba muy decepcionada de haber hecho el ridículo al conocerlo… y luego leí esto [deslizar hacia la derecha] en @rollingstone. Eminem eres grande!!! Si desea leer el artículo completo con #Eminem, consulte el link en la biografía. #Oscars
He went on to reveal: “I think I was just at home with my daughter — and I didn’t watch it, either. At that point in time, Hailie had to be at school early in the morning, so [I was sleeping]. Did he enjoy his belated Oscar spotlight? “Absolutely. I got to hug Salma Hayek!”
One person said: “He looks terrified! If she ever looked at me like that, I would die right on the spot. I mean, if I got to hug, I would be pretty stoked too. ”
Another commenter claimed: “Hahaha, when you’re a fan, you do whatever it takes. They’re both star-struck of each other 😂 too cute and funny. If only she wasn’t married.”
Eminem is more at ease in the spotlight now.