Although Lady Gaga smashed everyone at the VMAs by taking home eight moon men, Eminem did his thing too. He took home two of his own. Problem is, he didn’t have a chance to accept the trophies on stage. Nope, he was needed in New York for his highly anticipated show with Jay-Z.

However, fans did get a chance to peep Em at the awards who, via its opening performance. Em graced the stage for a performance of his hit single “Not Afraid”, before breaking off into his latest smash “Love The Way You Lie,” which brought Rihanna on stage with him.