Eminem ended his headlining set at Lollapalooza by performing the infamous “Fack” for the first time ever.
Marshall Mathers has made too many great songs to name. “Fack” is not one of them. Though, in all fairness, it’s certainly something that could’ve only come from the mind of Eminem. Most of the track sounds like Em maniacally repeating a certain gay slur, and the rest of it is incredibly vulgar, as Em raps about ass play involving gerbils amid multiple audible orgasms.Many were surprised when Em included “Fack” on Curtain Call, his 2005 greatest hits compilation. Em himself even addressed the strange decision on the title track of 2014’s Shady XV album. While speculating about embarking on a nonsensical tear, he raps that he might: “…record a wack response toKendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ verse / And perform ‘Fack’ in concert / Yo, I put that shit on a greatest hits album / Now that was awesome / It takes some massive balls to do some shit like that.”
While he included the song among his greatest hits, he had never quite found the balls to perform “Fack” live — until last night, that is, when he performed a headlining show at Lollapalooza Brazil that ended with the sordid anthem in question.
Em alluded to the surprise encore last week on his Facebook page, as he posted a picture of himself crossing out “Lose Yourself,” his usual encore, on his Lollapalooza setlist and replacing it with “Fack.”
Working on my set list for Lollapalooza, South America…
Though “Fack” might not be nearly as good of a song as “Lose Yourself,” the Brazilian crowd was absolutely thrilled to be the first to ever hear Eminem perform the infamous track live. Watch footage of the wild encore below.