Eminem fans in shock after #RipEminem sparks death hoax on Twitter

False rumours surrounding the rapper's death were sparked after one Twitter user shared a disturbing post

Annabel Nugent
Wednesday 19 August 2020 09:20
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Eminem’s fans were left concerned after seeing the hashtag #RIPEminem trending on social media.

Rumours that the rapper had died began circulating on Tuesday (18 August) after one Twitter user tweeted: “I have killed Eminem”.

The Grammy-winning musician – real name Marshall Mathers – is alive and well. However, the post sparked immediate panic among his fans who voiced their worries for the rapper’s welfare on Twitter.

One user wrote: “Saw #ripeminem and damn near had a f****ing emotional breakdown.”

Another said, “Stop playing with my emotions #ripeminem”, while a third wrote, “Thank god it’s just a troll! #ripeminem”.

Neither Eminem nor his team have yet issued a statement addressing the social media scare.

The user who posted the initial tweet alleging Eminem’s murder has since had their account suspended.

Eminem, who gained mainstream popularity in the wake of his 1999 debut album The Slim Shady LP, most recently collaborated with fellow rapper Kid Cudi.

The duo’s track “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady” was released last month. In the single, Eminem addressed the murder of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, while taking aim against people who refuse to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

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