Decoding the ‘Eminem Dead’ Trend: What’s Really Behind It?

Fans of Marshall Mathers AKA the rap god Eminem were left in a frenzy after a weird tweet started trending on X (previously Twitter). On Sunday, a quick Google search revealed on Wikipedia that the Love The Way You Lie singer had passed away on December 10 in Madison, Wisconsin. This surely devastated his fans and they started wondering if the 51-year-old had really passed away. So, what happened? Why is ‘Eminem Dead’ trending on X? Keep reading to find out the details!

Wikipedia Reported Eminem Died On Sunday

As per reports, this celebrity death hoax started after someone, whose identity isn’t known yet, edited Eminem’s Wikipedia page. After the edit, the page suggested that the hip-hop rapper had died on Sunday. Not just the Wikipedia page, but even Google had picked up on this change. So, if you happened to search Eminem’s name, it would give you his death date and time. Fans picked up on this immediately and started looking for answers on social media including X.

Eminem Twitter X
Eminem Twitter X

However, users quickly realized it was nothing more than a hoax and the rapper was doing well. Talking about the celebrity death hoax, people took to X and shared their opinions.

One fan wrote, “Eminem isn’t dead, and even if he did die at some point, his music lives on and will live on forever. He’s one of the best artists of our generation! Peace.”

Another confused user asked, “Why is Google saying Eminem is dead?”

However, among these fans, an X user decoded who changed the details of Eminem’s Wikipedia page. They shared a screenshot of the edits that were done to the page and confirmed that the death date was added by a user named ‘Momgamer09’. However, the real identity of ‘Momgamer09’ remains unknown.

After the hoax started trending on social media, the false death date was quickly removed. However, this isn’t a one-off incident when a rumor led to this death hoax for the rapper.

Eminem Has Previously Been A Victim Of Another Death Hoax

Previously, a Facebook page named ‘R.I.P Eminem’ fueled the death rumors after the page bagged more than 1 million likes. Not just that, the page’s About section had a believable story related to his false demise. The details on the Facebook page read,

“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (August 19, 2023), our beloved rapper Eminem passed away. Eminem was born on October 17, 1972, in Saint Joseph. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

Immediately, a platoon of fans started expressing their grief at the rapper’s death. However, many were skeptical after they learned that no major news outlet had covered the news of the rapper’s death. Soon, to snub the rumors, the representatives of Eminem confirmed that he is well and alive.

The reps revealed, “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the internet.”

So, what do you think of these celebrity death hoaxes? And were you shocked by this tweet trending on X? Share your thoughts in the comments and check back with Urban Matter for the latest news!