After making his MTV comeback last week with his celebrity-baiting "We Made You" music video, Eminem will return to the stage on May 31st. The rapper has just been named the first performer recruited for this year's MTV Movie Awards, MTV News reports. The performance will come just 12 days after Em releases Relapse, his first of two new albums this year, on May 19th. SNL and the Lonely Island's Andy Samberg will host the event, with more performers expected to be announced shortly.
MTV didn't reveal what song Slim Shady will rap at the awards show, but it's safe to assume it will be a new track — and considering Samberg's fondness for hip-hop, it's possible the two could pair up for some R-rated hilarity, too. "We Made You" will be a bit old by the time of the Awards, but Rock Daily is hoping Eminem performs that track because it will result in awkward cutaways to Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears and whoever else in the audience was lampooned by the rapper in his new video. Plus, MTV awards shows and Eminem are a combination that always generates memorable moments — who could forget when Triumph the Insult Comic Dog confronted the rapper at the 2002 VMAs, and when Em mocked Lohan as a faux-Triumph at the 2005 Movie Awards before performing "Ass Like That"?
The Awards will mark Em's return to the stage as a performer, by the way. The rapper took the podium at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 4th to pay tribute to Run-DMC. But this will be the rapper's first time performing live in quite a while. For more on the rapper's Relapse, check out our Spring Music Preview.
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