(AllHipHop News) One of the most memorable performances of Eminem's career happened at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2001. The controversial emcee was facing accusations of being homophobic, and he pushed back against his critics by sharing the stage with openly-gay entertainer Elton John for a rendition of "Stan."
Em and Elton are reuniting again on the upcoming episode of John’s Rocket Hour show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 with Tune In. The Detroit-bred rap star will speak with the "Rocket Man" singer-songwriter about Kamikaze, Revival, and blasting Donald Trump at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
"I've known you now since we did the Grammys together, and I remember coming down to the valley in L.A. to rehearse with you. Obviously, we did 'Stan' together. And when I saw you rehearsing, I got chills up my spine. I hadn't seen anybody do that kind of thing to me since I saw Mick Jagger in the early days," John relays to Em.
He adds, "Not only are you a great studio artist but you're also one of the few rap/Hip Hop people that go out and actually do shows. You are the first person really to go out there and really conquer the big arenas, big stadiums."
Elton John will also pay tribute to the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin on the upcoming Beats 1 special program celebrating Detroit. Rocket Hour featuring Eminem airs for free on Saturday, October 13 at 9 am PT /12 pm ET.