Social media was thrown into chaos over the weekend after reports from Google claiming that Eminem had passed away.
Fans took to social media on December 9, sharing their Google search findings about the renowned music icon, Marshall Mathers III, popularly known as Eminem. Accompanied by the hashtag #RIPEminem, these search results indicated that Eminem’s supposed demise occurred on December 10, 2023, at the age of 51, in Madison, Wisconsin.
Fans can breathe a sigh of relief as rumors of Slim Shady’s demise turn out to be nothing more than a mischievous prank. It seems that someone tampered with the rapper’s Wikipedia page, falsely claiming his death, resulting in misleading Google search results. In an attempt to shed light on the situation, Newsweek has reached out to Eminem via email for his response.
Misinformation spreads rapidly online, as demonstrated by the false reports surrounding Eminem’s death. This is not the first time that social media has amplified hoax rumors about the rapper’s demise.
Fans were in a state of panic for a whole day, with one fan expressing their disbelief by saying, “I can’t believe he’s gone.”
“I’m not gonna claim the title of the Greatest of All Time,” expressed Maadhav on X, previously known as Twitter.
“Please don’t startle me like that,” exclaimed BSL.
Wealth humorously remarked, “That guy should be imprisoned for giving me a heart attack.”
“SNS expressed their strong opinion, stating that individuals who engage in such behavior should face legal consequences, such as imprisonment or fines.”
“Streets were saying Eminem is dead, don’t do that to me streets. Bad, naughty streets,” expressed @mmollyraine.
People started making jokes about the practical joke once they discovered that Slim Shady was still alive.
“Eminem lost me as a fan with the release of Encore,” expressed dongfidence, alluding to the rapper’s fifth album.
“@Daft_Drone blamed Fortnite for the demise of my son!” exclaimed the user, referring to Eminem’s participation in the online event of the popular battle royale game on December 2nd.
Anael breathed a sigh of relief, exclaiming, “Thank goodness! I heard he’s been occupied with making mom’s spaghetti instead.” This playful remark alluded to the iconic line from his first U.S. No. 1 single, “Lose Yourself.”
“I also had a wild night in Madison, Wisconsin, but it was all thanks to an invitation to a frat party after a Badgers game,” shared Jacoby Crisp. “The next day, I woke up feeling a bit rough, nursing a serious hangover! I can only hope that Eminem’s experience turns out to be just as harmless.”
Rumors of the Grammy winner’s death began circulating on the internet after the account was later suspended.
In 2006, there was a conspiracy theory circulating that suggested Eminem had died in a car crash and was secretly replaced by an android. According to this theory, any physical changes observed in Eminem were not the result of aging but rather the work of robotics.
Since his debut solo album, “Infinite,” was released in 1996, Eminem has sold over 500 million records globally. Having garnered more than 81 awards, the rapper from Missouri has been recognized as the fifth greatest rapper of all time according to Billboard.
Eminem recently released his latest album, “Curtain Call 2,” which serves as a follow-up to his 2005 greatest hits record. The album, unveiled in August 2022, features intriguing artwork that includes hidden messages, sparking a diverse range of reactions from his devoted fanbase.
In the past year, he faced backlash for referencing Jeffrey Dahmer in three of his songs: “Bagpipes from Baghdad,” “Must Be the Ganja,” and “Brainless.” Among other musicians, he was criticized for mentioning the serial killer after the release of Netflix’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” a documentary that delved into Dahmer’s crimes.