Today is the 20th anniversary of Eminem’s first MTV VMA award. The “serious and guarded” rapper, as one of the MTV producers described Eminem, got three nominations for two of his videos (Direction and Male Video for “My Name Is” and Breakthrough Video for “Guilty Consciousness”) and took home the most important award – Best New Artist.

“Oh-oh,” – said Eminem, weighing a silver astronaut, the 1999 MTV award, in his hand. – “Is this supposed to happen?” Sure, and from the future we are in now – there is no doubt in it.

Watch Eminem accepting his award.