It was his Melbourne moment and Eminem owned it.
The white boy from Detroit took to Etihad stadium on Wednesday night, spouting his rapid-fire poetry to a 50,000 strong crowd.
It might’ve been a chilly summer night, but the energy of the man born Marshall Bruce Mathers III was unstoppable as he played 90-minutes straight with barely a break or a mere breath.
Eminem pounced around the stage, waving his arms, beating his chest, running from side to side, delving into his dark and at times disturbing lyrics.
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To deafening cheers, the rapper charmed his fans who had been with him since the beginning.
Clear cheers were reserved for his sadistic alter ego Slim Shady, while the artist, one of the best selling in the world, dedicated his final song to those who’ve lost others to addiction.
But the multi Grammy award winner saved the best for the encore.
The crowd thumped for more and Eminem delivered with Lose Yourself — the song that won him an Academy Award — generating the biggest recognition from the masses.
Eminem on his Facebook page: Melbourne’s fans were incredible as usual. Thanks for a great show pic.twitter.com/0VvkRWbngT
— Eminem News (@SlimShadyEmNews) February 19, 2014