Following The Weeknd and Beyonce's electric performances, the rap MC had his work cut out for him as the final performer. "He kinda has a point", Eminem replied in response to a tweet that asked, "Remember when Eminem was actually dope?" Finally Dr. Dre, who previously appeared alongside Eminem in 2012.
The opening portion of the show featured mostly early hits, such as "Till I Collapse" from the 2002 album "The Eminem Show", and "Kill You" from 2000's "The Marshall Mathers LP". Before these three, Eminem's regular collaborator Skylar Grey filled in for Dido on "Stan", Beyoncé on "Walk on Water" and Rihanna on "Love The Way You Lie". With live percussionists and violinists behind them, the duo tore up the stage, delivering a raw performance laced with precision and zeal. A sandwich set festival goers back a good $12, and was described by the LA Times as "basically three forkfuls of pasta and a couple rounds of mozzarella between slices of garlic bread".
"Next was 50 Cent, who came to the stage rapping to their Get Rich or Die Tryin" collaboration "Patiently Waiting", before launching into his solo hits "I Get Money" and "In da Club". With the momentum building to a climax, the duo finished their time together on stage by performing their 2009 single "Crack a Bottle".
The "Revival" rapper - who branched out into the restaurant business past year with a pop-up pasta stand in his hometown of Detroit - offered fans the chance to enjoy his signature dish at the music festival where he performed over the weekend.