Rapper Eminem blasted his way back to the mainstream in a big way with his anti-Trump freestyle in October 2017. America was talking about Em like they hadn’t in years. But what if the man they watched excoriate Orange 45 wasn’t really Eminem at all?
There’s a theory whispered in certain circles that the man we are told is Eminem today isn’t the Eminem we knew when he rose to fame in 1999. Many people believe the original Eminem died and got replaced by an impostor. But what does that mean exactly?
The details of this theory differ depending on the theorist. Some say Eminem died in 2005, while others think he died as far back as 1999. Some people believe the current Eminem is a clone of the original, but other people insist the 2017 version is an android.
People who think Eminem died and got replaced by an impostor in 1999 base their ideas on the first single from The Marshall Mathers LP, which dropped in 2000. The single was called “The Real Slim Shady,” and was very concerned with who the real Eminem was. As William Shakespeare said in Romeo and Juliet, “Methinks Eminem doth protest too much, so he probably died and got replaced by an impostor.”
A more popular theory holds that Eminem died around 2005. One Eminem truther explains it this way: “something just hasn’t seemed right about the eminem we have heard since relapse. people blame it on his sobriety, or that “he’s matured” etc. but the truth is it isn’t the real marshall.” The truth is the real Marshall died and got replaced by an impostor.
The reason so many people think this is true is the long period of inactivity between the 2004 album Encore and the 2009 album Relapse. After all, why would a recording artist wait so long between albums unless he died and got replaced by an impostor?
There is division among the 2005 sect of Eminem truthers regarding how he died. One major school of thought holds that Eminem died of drugs. Its adherents believe he never recovered from the pill addiction that sent him to rehab in 2005, that he actually overdosed, died and got replaced by an impostor.
Another school of thought maintains Eminem died in a 2005 car crash. But this was no ordinary car crash. It was orchestrated by the Illuminati because Eminem refused to make more music. The secret society that runs the world couldn’t afford to lose one of its entertainment cash cows, so it killed him and replaced him with an android who would do their bidding without question.
“They then went into spin mode and said he went into rehab,” one Eminem truther wrote about the Illuminati’s machinations. “Then he disappeared from the scene until 2009, about 4 years later! The new Eminem was very different, and those who are and were his true fans likely didn't buy this switch at all. Many brainwashed people, not able to conceive of what reality is really like, believed the lie and followed after their hero in his new mentality.”
Eminem truthers cite physical evidence to support their claims. Namely, they point to what they insist are slight but noticeable changes in Eminem’s appearance. They note a difference in the impostor's nose, ears and cheekbones compared to the original’s. They also point out that the new Eminem has a different hair color than the original, and how could that be possible unless the original Eminem died and got replaced by an impostor?
When Eminem returned from his “hiatus,” he wasn’t different only in the face. He also had a different fashion sense, outlook and lyrical style. “When Eminem returned from rehab was a different man,” one conspiracy theorist said. “He looked younger, he looked fit and his style in fashion was a little dark. Then he went from being a Detroit rapper, with loose jeans, tight hats and a strong liking for black clothes.”
How do you explain that? People don’t just change with age, life experience and maturity. So literally the only explanation that makes sense for Eminem’s different appearance, attitude and artistic sensibility is that he died and got replaced by an impostor.
The truth is, any one of the pieces of evidence we presented to you makes it very easy to believe that Eminem died and got replaced by an impostor. When you add them altogether, the case seems irrefutable. Chances are almost 100 percent that “Eminem” is either a look-alike, a clone or a robot.