Eminem made a surprise appearance at the 92nd annual Academy Awards on Sunday to perform "Lose Yourself," the song which earned him an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2003. In a recent interview, he revealed why it took him so long to get around to attending the award ceremony. He also briefly mentioned that he ran into Salma Hayek, and in a new Instagram post the actress broke down their chance encounter.
"In these pictures it might look like @Eminem and I are best friends, but what really happened is as he was walking offstage and I was getting ready to walk onstage, I was so shocked to see him that I spilled water all over him," she explained, alongside two backstage pictures of them together. "If you examine our faces, I look mortified and he looks terrified of me- As I was trying to wipe it off I impulsively hugged him and I said 'Nice to meet you Eminem- I’m a HUGE fan!' because I AM!"
Even though she was thrilled to bump into the rapper, she admitted to being a little embarrassed. "But I was so disappointed that I made such a fool of myself in front of him... and then I read this," she wrote. "Eminem you’re the greatest!!! If you want to read the entire article with #Eminem please see my link in bio."
In the post, she included a quote from Em's interview with Variety, in which he said he "absolutely" enjoyed his belated Oscar appearance. "I got to hug Salma Hayek," he said.