Fans are doing a double take at the rapper’s latest social media post, which shows him looking near-unrecognisable thanks to just a few simple changes to his image.
In a new photo with fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar and producer Dr Dre, the 44-year-old’s bleached-blond crop is gone, replaced with a darker shade. And that eternally boyish face – the one that’s beamed out cheekily from album covers and music videos for two decades now – is now covered in thick dark stubble.
What a difference a beard can make:
Fans have taken to social media to remark upon Slim Shady’s new look. The verdict: They’re a little freaked out.
I don’t care how many times I see Eminem with a beard I’m not going to get used to it. He looks like the lead singer from Nickelback https://t.co/NKt9qBBZpz
— Trevor Norris (@trevor_norris0) June 25, 2017
Eminem’s beard has me a lil shocked ngl pic.twitter.com/2fP8BnMzMm
— Tina (@christinarochee) June 23, 2017
EMINEM GOT A BEARD WTF THE WORLD IS ENDING
— ayad (@imfrenchfried) June 23, 2017
Eminem’s sometime rap group D12 even got into the fun, tweeting a mocked-up cover of a new single from the rapper, Mocking Beard:
New Eminem single “Mocking Beard” coming soon 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/H1RWMzbrhP
— D12 (@D12) June 25, 2017
The rapper’s daughter Hailie has also garnered attention lately for her new look.
She was often referred to in the Grammy-winner’s lyrics and was the subject of his tracks including Mockingbird and Hailie’s Song.
She’s now 21 years old, attends Michigan State University, has a boyfriend, and is developing a seriously enviable Instagram following.
Hailie Jade Scott Mathers – who is known on Instagram as “Hailie Scott” – has more than 595,000 followers, posting fashion shots and selfies.
Source: NZ Herald