Eminem reunited with his ‘Uncle’ Elton John at the Oscars… 15 years after the rapper bought the singer a set of c**k rings
Eminem and Elton John capped off a successful night at the Oscars by reuniting for a photo.
The rapper shared a photo of himself with his “Uncle Elton” to social media, congratulating the legendary singer-songwriter on his second-ever Oscar.
Elton was all smiles after he and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin took home best original song for “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”, from the biopic Rocketman.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 10, 2020
It was his first Oscars victory in 25 years, following his 1995 win for The Lion King classic “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”.
Elton performed his wining song at the star-studded ceremony, and also watched on as Janelle Monae and Billy Porter paid tribute to him with a reworked version of “I’m Still Standing”.
It was also a big Oscars night for Eminem, who performed his own Academy Award-winning track “Lose Yourself”.
Eminem and Elton John have been friends for almost 20 years.
Eminem and Elton are the most unlikely friends in show business, having remained close since teaming up to perform “Stan” at the 2001 Grammys.
When Elton and his partner David Furnish formed a civil partnership in 2005, Eminem was among those who congratulated them with an unusual gift.
“And I have to say, they have remained unused.”
I hope somewhere backstage Eminem and Elton John are reminiscing about those diamond cock rings Eminem gave Elton for his wedding #Oscars2020
— Melissa 🚀💫 (@Mel_Harper_D) February 10, 2020
Gay icon defends rapper against homophobia accusations.
During the interview, Elton defended his friend against accusations of homophobia.
Eminem has been criticised throughout his career for his use of anti-gay slurs and lyrics, but Elton called this “nonsense”.
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“[The wedding gift] shows you how homophobic he isn’t,” he said.
Eminem has credited Elton with helping him get sober after struggling with an addiction to prescription painkillers.
“When I first wanted to get sober, I called [Elton] and spoke to him about it,” the rapper told the Detroit Metro Times in 2009.
“He’s somebody who’s in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be. He understands… the pressure and any other reasons that you want to come up with for doing drugs.”