Eminem made a surprise appearance at The Wall Street Journal's 2014 Innovator Awards to pay homage to his mentors Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Dre and Iovine just recently made a huge power move by selling the Beats brand to Apple, and were being honored for their groundbreaking approach to branding the way people listen to music. Here are some pictures and tweets from the event below:

 

#Eminem giving dr.dre and jimmy lovine innovator award #WSJ

A photo posted by tabithasimmons (@tabithasimmons) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:37pm PST

 

This is as badass as it gets ! #eminem at the #wsj #innovatorawards @kristina_oneill 💪💪❤️❤️

A photo posted by gucciwestman (@gucciwestman) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:23pm PST

Eminem makes a surprise visit and presents a WSJ Innovator Award to Dre and Jimmy Iovine. pic.twitter.com/yimZz4CnoS

— WWD (@womensweardaily) November 6, 2014

WSJ #Entrepreneurship Award, presented by @Eminem to @drdre #wsjinnovators @WSJ pic.twitter.com/yXJtFYqQrK

— DouglasElliman (@DouglasElliman) November 6, 2014

Eminem at #wsjinnovators on dr. dre and jimmy iovine: "They saw my potential." @wsj pic.twitter.com/Nr4luEXSnU

— Rebecca Blumenstein (@RBlumenstein) November 6, 2014