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19 August 2020, 11:28 | Updated: 19 August 2020, 13:48
Rapper Eminem's fans are panicked by the hashtag #RIPEminem, as it trends on Twitter.
Eminem's fans have expressed their shock and worry after being met with a shocking hashtag on Twitter. #RIPEminem was trending, leading many to believe the Detroit hip-hop legend had passed away.
While fans were panicking and trying to find out what had happened to their icon, it turned out to be a false alarm sparked by one outrageous tweet.
The tweet which sparked the trend as from a Twitter user, who goes by the name @levicumsock, who allegedly wrote, "I have killed Eminem."
In reaction to the tweet, many fans were shocked and saddened by what they thought was news.
Out of worry and fear, Em's fans began to frantically tweet, questioning whether Eminem is really dead, while using the hashtag.
After the 47-year-old rappers fans discovered it was a joke and fake news, they expressed their frustration of being fooled.
Other fans were angry at the attempt of someone joking about such a sensitive topic.
One Twitter user wrote ""#ripeminem dont yall dare do a hashtag like this ever again. made my damn heart drop", while another wrote "Why is #ripeminem trending he is alive stop doing this it’s 2020 aka the worst year of all time".
However, some fans were able to take the hashtag with a pinch of salt, and even turn it into a humorous trend.
Anthony Fantano, shared a photoshop job of himself on Facetime with Ellen Degeneres to shut down the rumours of Em's death. "#ripeminem Eminem Alive We Are FaceTiming," he tweeted.
See other fans reactions to the #ripeminem hashtag below.
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