Eminem Stuns Fans During Surprise Appearance At Ed Sheeran's Show
By Tony M. Centeno
July 17, 2023
Eminem and Ed Sheeran reunited for a surprise performance in Em's hometown.
On Saturday, July 15, the British pop star surprised his fans with a surprise appearance by Eminem at Ford Field in Detroit. Before the Real Slim Shady made his grand entrance, Sheeran teased the crowd by telling them that he wanted to play a cover of Eminem's "Lose Yourself." The crowd was convinced that Sheeran was about to play the song on his guitar when Eminem came out and performed the song's opening verse. Em reportedly only planned on doing one song, but Sheeran was able to get him to stick around.
“Can I just say one thing, he was gonna come on and do one song, but I said you can’t come on in Detroit and just do one song. Do you want another song?” Sheeran told the crowd before they closed out their time together by performing "Stan."
This was the first time Eminem and Ed Sheeran had been on stage together since Sheeran performed as part of Eminem's lengthy set following his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year. The "Shape Of You" singer helped perform Em's hits like "Forever" and "Not Afraid." Prior to that, both artists were good friends who collaborated on songs like "River" off Em's 2017 album Revival.
“I think it’s different with Eminem because he is quite reclusive, doesn’t see or meet that many people," Sheeran said about Em during a radio interview. "I’ve known him now [for] six years and we’ve done three songs together, I’ve played with him twice onstage. He’s another person I really relate to, as he lives in his hometown still and has his eco-system around him.”
Watch their entire performance below.