“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” writer Mark Twain said way back in 1895 – and it’s a line that’s trotted out regularly when someone is said to have died but is still very much alive and kicking.
The latest person this can be said of is Eminem – and fans of the hip-hop star are thanking their lucky stars he lives to rap another day.
Twitter went into meltdown on Tuesday night when #RIPEminem started trending after a user posted a tweet claiming to have slain the artist.
The account, with the handle @levic**sock, said “I have killed Eminem” and repeatedly tweeted the #RIPEminem hashtag several times before going private, Metro reports.
A sick joke if ever there was one and it had fans well and truly shook. One user wrote: “BRUH I THOUGHT EMINEM ACTUALLY DIED CAUSE IT’S 2020 AND ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN BUT IT’S JUST YALL PLAYING TOO MUCH AGAIN #ripeminem.”
Another said: Stop playing with my emotions #ripeminem”
A third asked: “Why is #ripeminem trending he is alive stop doing this it’s 2020 aka the worst year of all time”
Meanwhile, back at Em’s home, all is good and well. In
fact, he’s having a pretty good year, all things considered. The 45-year-old
started 2020 with a bang when he released a surprise album and collaborated
with rapper Kid Cudi on a new single, The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim
Shady, last month.
Wonder what Slim had to say to the tweeter responsible for the premature announcement of his death. I love the way you lie, maybe? Or perhaps: I’m not dead – I’m just cleanin’ out my closet?