With only days away until Eminem’s coveted new album, the “Marshall Mathers LP 2,” is released, high stakes were placed on his sixth Saturday Night Live performance on Saturday, Nov. 2. While Eminem is no stranger to using a backing track in live performances, social media let him have it over his overt lip-syncing of two singles off his new album, “Bezerk” and “Survival.” His only saving grace of the overall performance was the fact that hip-hop prodigy Rick Rubin joined him on stage to DJ “Berzerk.”
A rapper known for his iconic performances, Eminem’s lack of effort showed that he wasn’t concerned about revving the hype of his new album. But then again, Eminem doesn’t really care about what anyone thinks in the first place. At 41, Eminem has no one left to please.
Considering “Bezerk” is already receiving positive feedback, it’s unlikely that this performance will tarnish the success of “MMLP2.” However, Eminem’s appearance on SNL spoke more about the overall tone and attitude of the upcoming album, with his blonde hair, puffy dark green parka, and sweatpants that he wore during his performance of “Berzerk”; reminiscent of the look he sported during the height of “The Marshall Mathers LP.” Even though Eminem’s real voice wasn’t bellowing through the microphone, both of the songs’ lyrics maintain his angry disposition that pre-release reviews have already confirmed.