Whether it was ’NSYNC, 98 Degrees or Backstreet, Eminem has never been a fan of boy bands. But the rap god seemed to make an exception for the iconic kind on Saturday (January 25), when he kicked back with Beatle Paul McCartney in a snap that I admittedly couldn’t stop staring at for its sheer WTF-ness.
With his blond crop shielded by a cap and camo hoodie, Em managed what I can only describe as a cross between a scowl and a smile as a jovial McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, locked arms with the Detroit spitter and a silver-clad companion. It’s unclear where they are, in the Instagram posted by Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson, though a mirror in the background suggests a dressing room somewhere in Los Angeles.
Em was likely recovering from a late night on Friday, when he helped celebrate the launch of the Beats Music streaming service, an offshoot of mentor Dr. Dre’s headphones company. The MMLP2 rapper performed at the party, along with acts like Macklemore, whose selfie with the legendary Beatle seemed to make the case that McCartney is actually a hip-hop head.
But more importantly, this means Mack has now added to his already-epic collection of celeb selfies, a veritable virtual scrapbook of the Seattle native’s rise to fame in the last two years. Of course, MTV News was one step ahead when we mocked up seven very necessary selfies we thought he should take this Grammy weekend, including one with Sir Paul!
You can catch McCartney and fellow surviving Beatle Ringo Starr, as well as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, when they hit the 2014 Grammy stage Sunday night on CBS. Be sure to catch our red-carpet live stream at MTV.com beginning at 3 p.m. ET, too, when Sway and VH1’s Jim Shearer suit up for hosting duties and face time with the night’s nominees and your favorite stars.