Eminem Beyonce

Rapper Eminem bombed during his performance of "Walk On Water" on Saturday Night Live. The overrated rapper debuted his new Beyonce collaboration on SNL, but the Destiny's Child singer declined his invite to perform the track with him live.

Instead of Bey, Eminem asked Skylar Grey, who penned Rihanna's hit song, "Love the Way You Lie," to join him for the live rendition of "Walk On Water".

Eminem also performed a medley of his old hits, "Love the Way You Lie" and "Stan". But the fan reaction to his old skool medley was not what he expected.

Former fans accused the 45-year-old rapper of using his old hits to distract from how terrible 'Water' is.

"Eminem sucks so bad and it sounds like he's spitting every time he talks @nbcsnl make it stop," one Twitter user wrote on Saturday night.

"Eminem doing a time machine performance and it ain't helping the fact that he's washed up and old," another user wrote.

Others labeled the Detroit native a "washed up rapper" and wondered aloud why SNL producer Lorne Michaels didn't ask SNL host Chance the Rapper to perform.

"Having Chance as your host then wasting your music spot on Eminem is terrible. Just use your host instead of this washed garbage," a Twitter user wrote.

After the fan criticism of "Walk On Water," Beyonce leaked old photos of her twins online to distract social media users' attention away from the awful track.

Eminem said he waited years to present a worthy track to record with Beyonce, but based on her oversized ego, he knew she'd reject anything that wasn't an instant hit for her.

"It’s been on my wish list for a long time, but I never really had a song that I felt, like, would be right to present to her," Eminem told DJ Whoo Kid, "and based off what it was about, I felt like she probably could relate to this, too."


  • Django the God

    I would have rather been at 21 Savage's halftime show.

  • Ni Ni

    All that azz kissing for nothing. Them Carters aint loyal.

  • Django the God

    They stay on brand.

  • Vonn

    Bey was hung over Saturday


    never liked em. talented guy but can't do it .

  • NIA

    F tthat BeyBitch...

    Black People would say other wise??

  • Olga Summer

    AT ALL! Smh! ?????

  • La

    I like the song, and love the message, I dont get it....

  • davine puddin

    This sound like a song Ryan Lewis and macleroi should have done

  • Clorox

    He has a collab w pink coming out I wonder if it’ll do better but i think that video was too long I don’t really like the song either but his freestyle on the bet awards was GREAT

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    I mean she lied about giving birth to a child.....then names the child Blue Ivy...I don't expect much from the Carters.

  • Patricia

    probably wasnt the best choice choosing beyonce for a collab. i highly doubt shell be available to make all his scheduled performance and tour dates with her own loaded schedule

  • Cricket404

    Beyonce was in New Orleans at Serena's wedding right?

  • hotntot95

    Sounds like White tears to me...Bey got her coins ...and does not give a half a fuq, she was supporting one of her good friends at her wedding no?

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Ask Michelle....poor Michelle lol

  • Maxey Ross

    Sjyker did a good job.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Hmmmm ok. I heard the people who never liked him still don't and his fans love it so..... ok. Whatever.

  • rayne215

    That song is awful and i like(d) eminem, i think i just outgrew him, i was fine with the angry white boy rap a few years ago, but i cant relate to nothing he says now and this is going back a few albums, think last album i liked was Encore and that was barely. Em album might flop cause he alienated his white fans and he dont have as many black fans as he think he does

  • Malcom Flex

    Kudos to Beyonce's team who reads this and everything. Keep up the good work I'm serious.

  • Malcom Flex

    Kudos to Beyonce's team who reads this and everything. Keep up the good work I'm serious.

  • Malcom Flex

    F U

  • Malcom Flex

    F U

  • Malcom Flex

    Naw, private planes fly all day. They knew it would be a shat storm look at him he's all strung out like Lil Peep white boys loving the pillss.

  • jazmine

    He gonna need to do whatever he can to get that Rih feature to save this era.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I finally heard it yesterday by force because it was on the radio and I was a passenger it wasn't bad bad bad ,but I'd not be mad if I skipped it. I love Em still. Bey was at Serena's wedding..

  • Fayce

    You all DO know this is not really him, right?

  • Fayce

    Who the hell is that?????

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Beyonce wasn’t there. But neither was Eminem. I listed to 20 secs. The song sucks, even with Beyoncé singing the chorus I’m sure.

  • unknown user

    You still ok with me Eminem. Dont worry bout it...

  • Torae

    Why does Eminem look like Kevin Spacey? I don't remember him looking like this...

  • PynkCloudz

    Its not him.

  • PynkCloudz

    Not him. Not Gucci, Not Dave Chappell,

  • NicoleZee

    Charles Manson is finally dead! May he burn in hell! Sick POS!

  • kittykattt

    Overrated? Screw you.

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    He should have been executed a long time ago after what he did to that actress who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant.

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    Eminem forgets that music has changed since the early 2000s so not everything they release is going to be a hit. People will watch the video on YouTube though. He still has his millions of fans and so does Queen Bey, but music ain't the same. Most of the younger generation are into all these new artists -fresh off the block. Cardi B is one of them and I don't know the rest. There was Willow Smith, but I don't see her in the news anymore. I don't listen to music much anymore (it depends), so I wouldn't know for sure - what is hot and what is not. Bey declined because she is probably busy, with the twins. I know these stars hire nannies to take care of their kids, but Bey looks like she's also a hands-on mom. Meaning she probably likes to bond with her kids, well she did with her first born.

  • NicoleZee

    At first, he was given a death sentence and then they converted it to 9 consecutive life sentences so he would have no chance of getting out. I wish they would sentence people to death more often and execute these sickos right away. Sharon Tate was a beautiful actress and pregnant when those sickos killed her. She begged for the life of her child before she died. I loved that movie Valley of the Dolls that she played in. I'm only in my 30s, so I was not alive when all of that happened but it is still so very sad to think of even today.

  • Bonita Johnson

    They put that mf on death row just so he can die in sleep ??I hate the system!!!

  • Tshepiso Sibisi

    Em should thank Skylar Grey. She redeemed that Beyonce chorus and performance overall.
    Also Eminem is depressing.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    exactly .... it is what it is teaming up with Bey ... self serving person so unfortunately ... nothing will generate from this song... I mean a little will generate but not much at all... can't wait to hear more music from this guy... Talented as hell ...

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  • Alicia.Ashe

    She was at Serena’s wedding. Nothing to see here.

  • Missy

    Nice song, nice performance. Will always be an Eminem fan.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Thank you! One thing I can't understand about Eminem is how is he STILL after all this time pissed off about everything in life. He did have a lot of frustration to get out in the beginning, fine, but still? The only time I've heard him have fun on a song was Akon, Smack That.

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  • You Could Never

    Still rolling with Em. Plus one.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Ok several people have stated that it's not him in the clip? Looks to be him.

  • bemetoo

    How Serena wedding was on the 16..this performance was 2days later she didn't want to perform because it's not a smash hit

  • Alicia.Ashe

    So what? Get out your feelings.

  • bemetoo

    Not in them ...but u seem to be

  • starbright9449

    He's talented. Beyonce probably had a hangover and was dealing with her kids and own hectic schedule. Today's kids know nothing about good music.

  • Yoni7

    Will the REAL Slim Shady please stand up?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    She does have kids and a family you know.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Pure white privilege right there. Dude became a millionaire in jail off of books and movies. It’s ridiculous. All they are going to do is make a movie of his life and the family is going to make some more money.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Yup. Kanye. All my favs are gone.

  • Ang

    And a husband and several nannies. She could have performed but chose not too. Nothin wrong with that. But we all know her kids don't stop her from going out when she wants.

  • imright

    she should have sat out on the recording too because this song sucks ?

  • Ang

    Skylar sang the chorus better than Beyoncé but it's just a bad song.

  • hottlanta

    Black folks kill me taking up for him talking bout he give to black causes more than any other black person as if we can't say anything bad about him but yet talk about other black people like a dog. Black people was giving to black causes before he was born and you have a small pool of black friends if you trying to compare him to others. Black folks live all over the world besides Detroit. He might give to black causes but he NOT gonna give up his white privilege.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Right right

  • bemetoo

    That never stop her before

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  • Quitedeliteful

    He never smiles. You'd think the world as he knows it is about to end any minute...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Skylar Grey sounded really good and live musicians was a really nice touch but once was enough for me... I like the old Slim Shady, this not so much...

  • cherrypie

    Shyt it was cool to me....

  • DivineFeminine

    Will the real Slim Shady please stand up, please stand up. I don't know who this cat is but it is hard to connect him with the original artist. I am a long time Eminem music listener and since the BET performance I found this guy kind of strange. He is hiding behind a hoodie, a hat and a fake looking beard. I remember the original video for the real slim shady was about a bunch of Eminem clones being produced in a factory. Hmmm how interesting, I wonder if he was trying to tell us something? Since when has the self-proclaimed "Rap God" ever bombed a performance? I only heard 10 seconds of this new song before cutting it off. I don't blame Beyoncé. They need to let sleeping dogs rest and not ruin the legacy of a legend. Long time lurker here #1stpost

  • Trace da Ace

    LMAO!!! Really tho??? I think he did good. I mean what do you expect for SNL??? Leave Em alone...I actually like the song...true its not a head banger or something to bounce too.....he is just expressing how he feels...isn't that what music is about? Oh, and I love the beard on Em...now he does not look like a 12 year old who's face has sharp edges..... :)

  • Reina1718

    I would too lol

  • Applebootay

    Em was in his 20s when he released his first album, he is now 45 years old. How the hell is he suppose to sound like a 20 year. old. Some of these comments lack basic common sense. I'm not a super fan or anything, but they are now saying the same thing about JayZ, that he's washed up, old...etc...and its unfair to compare him to Chance, they are from two very different eras. Even Sandra posted that Jayz tickets were selling for $6. To expect him to sound and be the same as he did damn near 20 years ago is just plain dumb.

    Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Throughout his career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. With US sales of 47.4 million albums[1] and 42 million tracks as of June 2014, Eminem is the second best-selling male artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era, the sixth best-selling artist in the United States and the best-selling hip-hop artist. Globally, he has sold more than 172 million albums, making him one of the world's best-selling artists. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the King of Hip Hop.

    Give the man his credit and stop hating, black or white, a person's music generally does evolve and mature as the person matures. This performance was good, especially for someone 45 years old. I rather listen to this over that bodak yellow ish anyday.

  • Applebootay

    For me, I could care less if anyone else thinks it's "Hot", I like music, that I LIKE. IDGAF how much it sells or what it is charting....I don't let the "industry" dictate what I'm going to like

  • Applebootay

    BTW, Skylar Grey, WROTE THE SONG "WALK ON WATER". SOooooo, why not her?

  • anjanette b

    No shade but have he got work done to his face.

  • You Could Never

    You better say that shit!

  • You Could Never

    This too lol

  • ArDnAhC45

    I thought he did pretty well for being out of the scene for awhile.

  • sweetae99

    No work done just replaced by an imposter. They did the same to Gucci Mane. Replaced not cloned.

  • toni walker

    You have too much time on your hands Eminem is not thinking about you good music and people have no color.

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  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    I read nothing but praise for Em during his preformance on SNL. It looks like it's only disgruntled fans of Chance the Rapper that had an issue.

  • Banka

    Only in hip hop when a artist gets old he/she is considered washed up. You never hear that nonsense in any other genre of music. I guess we can't have rap legends......... #whatever

  • Banka

    Maybe if the song had some drums it wouldn't be so bad, but Em is still the man..

  • Cuppie Cake

    So Beyonce "sits out" on 'Walk On Water'... well, where were Dido and Rhianna for their respective collaborations?? Right. Both Eminem and Skylar performed well. The words in "Walk On Water" is exactly what Em is talking about in regard to how some people are responding. But hey, all some want to do is have a banging beat to shake their a$$ to; never-mind the lyrical content. I can appreciate it all, and right now I am all the way here for "Walk On Water." Good job, Em!

  • Cuppie Cake

    I doubt it; we all get older and age differently. Plus, he's rockin' a beard. :)

  • Aria Whitaker

    Who is it?


    right i know for a fact, that Eminem died years ago from od/suicide... His label were panicking and this is his replacement. Em is the new "paul mccartney"


    thats not him. thats not him... trust me. thats not him

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    "The overrated rapper..."

    Thank you, Ms Sandra!! I thought I was the only person who thinks that.

  • Applebootay

    That was a cut and paste boo. Took as long as it did for you to reply to me. I SAID WHAT I SAID.