Eminem stunned fans in Detroit by appearing onstage during Ed Sheeran’s concert in an epic duo Saturday.
“I’ve always been excited to come and play in Detroit,” Sheeran told the crowd of nearly 65,000 at Ford Field. He went on to sing Eminem’s praises and asked fans, “I wonder if I can play a cover of one of his songs for you?”
Sheeran then started spitting the lyrics to “Not Afraid,” with his own unique twist. Sheeran sang the opening lyrics, and suddenly Eminem appeared onstage, sporting a black hoodie. He rapped the next few versus, much to the delight of the screaming fans.
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The crowd roared with excitement at the familiar sound of the legendary rapper’s voice, and went absolutely crazy when they realized it was actually him who’d joined Sheeran for his live performance. The rap icon belted out one of his most famous, award-winning hits as the audience members continued to go wild with excitement over his unexpected appearance.
Sheeran and Eminem continued the dynamic performance as fans captured the unexpected moment on their phones.
Eminem stayed on for one more song before dipping out of Sheeran’s Mathematics Tour as quickly as he joined it.
Fans were treated to a duo of the song “Stan,” with Sheeran taking on Dido’s lyrics while Eminem rapped his part for the roaring crowd.
“I don’t know about you, but that was pretty awesome,” Sheeran said before Eminem left the stage and he began performing his hit song, “Perfect.” (RELATED: Eminem’s Daughter Hailie Jade Is Engaged To Be Married)
Sheeran posted a clip of the performance to his Instagram page, and fans immediately rushed to the comments section, calling it an “epic” performance and noting the experience created a memory they would never forget.
This was Eminem’s first public performance since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, in November.