Tinashe raps Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” at the 2022 American Music Awards red carpet

Image: Tinashe & Eminem

The 50th American Music Awards took place earlier this week in Los Angeles, at the Microsoft Theater. The show was hosted by Wayne Brady, produced by Clark Productions and ABC broadcasting network.

The star-studded event celebrated the best music and performances of 2022, as voted on by millions of fans.

Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny topped the list of nominees this year with the most nods, earning 8, including his first-ever for artist of the year but the night belonged to Taylor Swift, however, who won in all 6 categories for which she was nominated, including artist of the year, the night’s top honor. The wins cemented Swift as the most decorated artist in AMAs history, with 40 career wins.

Eminem was not nominated but the Detroit legend is 25 times nominee and 8 times winner. Last time Slim Shady received the nomination was back in 2014 when The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was nominated for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album and won. Eminem himself was also nominated for favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist but lost to Iggy Azalea.

Even though Eminem was nowhere to be found near the AMAs ceremony, Tinashe made sure his presence was not missing on the red carpet as she started rapping his iconic song “Lose Yourself” when HipHopDX’s journalist approached her: “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy / There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti / He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready / To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin’ / What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud / He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out.” – she rapped.

Under the video, one user commented: “Tank top screaming ‘Tinashe I don’t fit you,'” referencing Eminem’s lines from 8 Mile’s battle scene, B-Rabbit against Lotto, where Shady raps: “Lookin’ like a cyclone hit you / Tank-top screamin’, “Lotto, I don’t fit you!”

You can watch the video below: