Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Rapper Eminem performed his 2002 song "Lose Yourself" at Sunday's Academy Awards gala in Los Angeles.
Eminem -- whose real name is Marshall Mathers -- did not attend the 2003 Oscars ceremony where his 8 Mile anthem won the Best Original Song statuette.
"Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here," the artist tweeted after his performance Sunday.