Archive Live: B.o.B & Eminem – “Airplanes Pt. 2” & “Not Afraid” (BET Awards) [HD]

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“Airpalens Pt. 2” is a song by B.o.B, featuring Eminem and Hayley Williams, off B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010).

 

The song was produced by Alex da Kid with additional production added by Eminem. Alex da Kid said that the beat for “Airplanes Part II” was the original beat for the song. In the song, Eminem and B.o.B wonder what would happen if they had not pursued musical careers. B.o.B posted the song on his official Twitter account, claiming he wanted the song to leak from him since the other songs of his album were leaking. When asked how he got to collaborate with Eminem, B.o.B stated:

 

“Paul Rosenberg played him the Cloud 9 mixtape and it kind of gave him an idea of what my music sounds like. Eventually he started playing Eminem more of my stuff and was keeping him updated on my progress and eventually he wanted to get in the studio with me, so that was a gift.”

 

“Airplanes, Part II” received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, although it was not made into a single.

 

B.o.B, Eminem, and Keyshia Cole (filling in for Hayley Williams) performed the song at the 2010 BET Awards on June 27, 2010 in a medley with Eminem’s “Not Afraid”. You can watch the performance in high quality below: